Lightnings taking a ride

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I had this problem and found a simple solution that NO ONE has hit on (maybe because it only applies to me). I experienced "fail to focus" using live view (camera LCD). I turned off live view and switched to the viewfinder and - voila! Seems to focus every time in low light situations now. Too bad I figured this out AFTER the wedding pics... 8-(


Do you like apples or pears better? Photography is an arbitrary choice too, of style. The photographers using flash or studio lighting are in one camp, adding necessary and sufficient light for the purpose and situation (sometimes based on what will sell better). The available light people are in the other camp, thinking the situation should be retained ...


Does "brighter lighting" mean you have control over the scene, or (like other answerers assume) you are referring to a hand-held flash? If you are lighting the scene, or can influence the lights being used for the situation, then by all means use brighter and better-quality light! If you can place remote slaves ahead of time, "more light" that way is good. ...


It depends. There are several competing factors to think about, such as: Having brighter lighting will kill any ambient light (if there is any). Obviously this is an artistic choice. Sometimes you might want this, other times not. Shooting at high power will increase your flash recharge time, possibly up to several seconds. If you are shooting people, for ...


It's sort of like the problem of not having a long enough lens to magnify a different object: you can use digital zoom, or crop ("blow up") the image in post processing, but the image degrades. You are using a digital trick to compensate for the lack of good light, or signal, coming into the camera lens in the first place. Better to use a telephoto. Same ...


You can realistically use either. However both come with their own limitations and drawbacks. If you use high ISO then your image quality will start to degrade, causing what is commonly referred to as noise in the image. This means people generally try to avoid using high ISOs when shooting photographs. On the other hand if you use brighter lighting then ...

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