Lightnings taking a ride

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If you have a relatively modern DSLR where you are comfortable going to ISO 6400, I'd skip the flash. Set your white balance manually, to keep the warm, orange tint. If you can shoot RAW and adjust this later, that'll give you a lot of flexibility. If you can set it via Kelvins directly, somewhere around 3500K will probably work well (firelight is oranger ...


It has already been explained that it depends on the saturation of the reds. Using ADR in "Auto" mode helps a lot because the camera will underexpose automatically just enough to avoid clipping in any channel (unless the clipped region is very small, like a point light). I use it extensively not to worry about clipping: "ADR Auto" is in fact the same as ...

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