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Old Jan 15, 2007, 3:53 PM   #1
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Hi

Can someone offer me some advice

I use a canon eos 20d camera with a canon speedlight 580ex.

If I set the camera on manual with a aperture say f8 at 1/125 and it is a nice bright sunny day and my model is back lit with the sun shining through her hair.

The flash is on e-ttl , how can I throw a little light onto her face which will be a little dark

Many Thanks
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 1:36 PM   #2
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If f/8 and 1/125 gives the correct exposure for the rest of the scene, then you just dial in negative flash exposure compensation to give the amount of fill you desire. I'd start with -1 stop and be prepared to look at the first test result and adjust from what you see. This works until you get a scene that needs a shuter speed over the 1/250 synch limit. You are doing the right thing shooting M mode for this sort of shot.
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 11:58 AM   #3
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Many,Many Thanks This will give me a starting point and i will experiment from there . Thank again Doug
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