Maxim Photo Studio - Melissa, I love your off camera flash work. It adds such a 3D aspect to the images. Thanks for the post
fotografii nunta - Hi Melissa, I found out your post a month ago. This are very useful since I want to incorporate off camera flash too into my "portofolio" when shooting events. I have some questions for you, and that is related to ISOs used when doing off camera flash? I am really wondering what are you average ISO values for reception and if you usually go beyond 800 for the setup discussed here (off camera flash + on camera fill flash). I am trying to evaluate if I really need two ISO beasts cameras (I currently own 5d II and another FF Sony a850). My second body (a850) is not that great for High Iso's but would like to keep it since it has awesome colors but also awesome response in dynamic range which is very useful when converted to BW. Thanks, Remi Andrei
Cameron Clark - Just as a side note, if you have a Nikon set up, you can have a "commander" Nikon flash on your camera's hot shoe and use TTL (through the lens) mode. This is a great set-up for newbies, as you don't have to put your flashes on manual power AND you can control and adjust your off camera Nikon strobes (one OR two) with the strobe on your camera's shoe. No pocket wizards needed. The commander strobe puts out a "pre-flash" beam but doesn't actually HAVE to be used as a fill light. All you need is two Nikon flashes.
JamieY | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer - I am always so excited for these posts because this is exactly what I am currently trying to learn. Thanks so much your the best.
Pierre Graf - Thanks for the tips. Nice work btw.
Joanne - Melissa any chance you could post someday on How to set and use your speedlight on Manual? I've read the manual but it is as clear as mud =)
Melissa Jill :) - Lisa - great question! I'll be addressing it next week! Gladys - I always have my WB set to auto and it seems to work well for me. I think there is a warmer lightsphere you could try if you want to warm up your flash light to more closely resemble the ambient light. Just a thought!
Gladys - So, now that I have read all these fabulous flash posts on your blog, what should you set you White Balance to when using OCF. Mine gets all mixed up due to the ambient light and the OCF. The same holds true for ambient light on on camera flash. Would appreciate hearing what you do for WB in both these situations please.
Lisa - Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your flash series! Since OCF power is one of the most difficult components to change, what is a good starting point for the power setting at a reception? In M mode, what power level do you generally use?
Malia - Thank You Melissa! Just read through all 6 parts and am excited to put everything to use and can't wait for more from you on flash! You're reception images are absolutely gorgeous!
Alison - Hi Melissa - I just wanted to THANK YOU for this amazing information you are sharing. I HATE shooting receptions and am actually excited to give some of your tips a try. (Have always been way scared of high ISO and can't believe the quality of the images you shared yesterday.) Thank you again for sharing. Love your blog. Thought I would actually let you know it! :)
Rachel Tatem - Thanks again! I really appreciate all your insights and you taking the time to share them with me (and others but mainly me ;P)
Syracuse Wedding Photogtapher - I like that you're telling people to use the flash in manual mode. I never use my flashes any way else. It provides the best consistency.