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Christmas tree and people shots. need help

dave_bass5

Distinguished Member
Hi Guys
Well, its that time of the year isnt it?
The tree went up on sunday and now the GF wants a nice shot of the kids in front of it.
I took this as an experiment and i like the shot but i need to get both of the kids in it and i hope to use a smaller apature like f/2.8. I dont have a tripod but i think with the little one bopping around im going to need to get a good speed up on the shutter. This is taken at 1/60 and its soft but we liked the look. my question is can i use a flash and get the same result more or less? if i can use a flash i can go higher on the shutter. i did think about bouncing the flash behind me but ive not tried it yet
Is this a stupid question? ive got a feeling its going to involve AV mode but ive not used my 30D like this before as i always shoot bounced flash in M mode.
thanks for any help
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barongreenback

Active Member
You can try a couple of things. Use the flash in Av mode - this will freeze the subject but correctly expose the background (I'd use a tripod for this). Alternatively you can up the shutter speed in M but the background might not look quite as attractive.
 

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