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Old Feb 4, 2011, 9:24 AM   #1
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Default atmospheric flash inside dark stone-walled cottage

I'm shooting tomorrow in a dark, stone-walled cottage with no white ceilings (the roof is thatched). I will be using a 450d with 580ex and possibly 430ex as slave. There will be limited window light. There is no electricity! I would like shots to look as if lit by firelight or candlelight. in other words, I do not want to lose the atmospheric, Rembrandt look. I am relatively new to flash and am keen to know best approach. My preference is for TTL rather than manual. The walls will be stone inside also, by the way. All suggestions welcome.
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Old Feb 4, 2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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If you are shooting Raw, you may be able to shift the WB enough in the Raw processor to get you the warmer tones you want. A warming filter on the lens might also do the trick.
Flash gels could also work, depending on how much window light there is. You will probably have to set the flash compensation to minus 2/3 (or more) to keep the atmospheric lighting you want. Try several settings and flash placements.

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