Last night I shot a kickboxing tournament in Vaughan, Ontario. So the food was all Italian, and I must say, rather good. As was the wine. I used a flash of course; bounced behind me, as usual. A few samples:
But I chose to set my camera to 3200 ISO. For three reasons:
- The first thought when doing flash is about the non-flash, ambient part of your photo. That means 1/250 sec, 3200 ISO, f/2.8 on a 70-200mm lens.
- The flash was bouncing against a very high ballroom ceiling. That works fine but needs a high ISO.
- I needed a fairly fast shutter speed to freeze motion a little.
That’s why. You see the logic? And as you look at those shots, I hope you realize that high ISOs are nothing to be afraid of.
A well exposed photo at high ISO is always better than an underexposed shot at low ISO, remember that!
POSTSCRIPT: I shot these from my seat at the dinner table. Not wanting to get in the way of the hired pros. And wanting to enjoy my dinner.
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