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09/19/2017 08:19:06 AM · #1
Ok. Still getting ready for this wedding. The last wedding I shot was 5 years ago, and I had my canon 580ex on my 7D with a modifier. Ran everything with ttl and then I could get the shots correct the first time.

Now I have the sony a6500 mirrorless. I have 4 flashes -- 3 canon and a yongno. I can use the canon flashes, but only in manual mode. I've used the flashes in manual, but only for setup shots, not for candids at a reception.

I assume I need a TTL flash to shoot the reception/dance efficiently without missing shots because I have the flash set incorrectly.

Or do I?

09/19/2017 01:45:07 PM · #2
For reception, I believe that TTL is going to be a near-necessity. Your subject distance is going to vary too much to rely on manual power control, especially given the grab-n-go nature of shooting a reception.
09/19/2017 02:24:47 PM · #3
Originally posted by kirbic:

For reception, I believe that TTL is going to be a near-necessity. Your subject distance is going to vary too much to rely on manual power control, especially given the grab-n-go nature of shooting a reception.


Yeah... that's what I thought. Just making sure that there wasn't something I was missing. I really don't want to spend a chunk of money on a flash. I'll probably just use the 7D with a flash and try the sony will high ISO. It would have been nice to just use one camera.
09/19/2017 09:25:07 PM · #4
My 1cents worth is to use ttl fill flash and keep the sun behind the subjects that will even out the contrast.

Down here Blue sky days during summer can be a nightmare with the very high contrast levels
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