View Full Version : Practicing with the new D200 and indoor shots... need some help

12-29-2006, 10:10 AM
Using the cats as testing subjects...LOL but seriously, I've been working on my indoor shooting and really want to improve... these shots were taken with the D200, 70-200VR, and SB800 flash... using ISO 400 (for most i think) and usually on 70mm.... with that setup, I feel I should be pulling out some better shots - the shots aren't popping like i want them too, and there's a lot of "grainy" in there... help???






Johnny's trying to get grumpy Coby to play LOL


Can you hear me now? :D






12-29-2006, 10:20 AM
most of the pictures you posted look perfectly fine... they lack pop because the apt lighting and scenery does too... a couple are a little blurry but not terribly... just remember that with a new camera you have to learn new rules on processing... also we can look more into the settings and see if we can add a little more to the mix via the camera... over the weekend I will take a look more for ya... and see what we can come up with... but overall I like the series of shots... as is..

12-29-2006, 01:49 PM
Trish, are you shooting in Manual mode? And are you at max sync speed? Try that and open or close the Aperture as needed... you can even adjust the SS to add or subtract the ambient lighting and just control the flas with the aperture! The pics look fine they just need a bit more flash...they look as if there is alot of ambient lighting in em! I was useing my 420EX on xmas at my moms house and was having a heck of a time with it as its not strong enough and the ettl just wasnt cutting it . i had to boost the flash comp up and open the aperture up too its max (3.5) on the lens (28-135IS) and it was still dark till i boosted the ISO.. One thing i noticed with flash though, theres lotsa chimping involved.. FO SHIZZLE!!!!

12-29-2006, 04:15 PM
I don't think you should be dissappointed with those shots, I feel like I can reach out and pet them. Just curious, how were using the flash, diffused, bounced?