Well it has this little switch that gives it +2 stops. This was the result . Photographers don't avoid it like the plague . It's called spot metering .
Shoreman, yes I could have the only problem is this flash only pops up when it wants to lol. The angle thing would have worked too though. I was just trying to see how that little switch made a difference
Yeah you're right Kaplan maybe taking out his friend. He liked te photo though and used it for his fb profile pic lol
The problem I'm having is if its got light in the background at all it back focuses and meters off that light, even if its just under a shade tree lol . I guess it's just a point and shoot so what to expect right?
But if it had metered on the subject, wouldn't the background end up significantly blown out?
As it is I think it's a pretty good balance - the jacket may have lost a lot of detail but the background is not completely blown out and the face has enough light. Obviously not perfectly lit, but with the grain and colours it makes for a nice vintage vibe IMO.
Yes it would have blown the background out. It was an experiment in EV shifting. I'm sure if IC wanted to he could have done a balanced fill flash shot. Back lit shots can be very interesting and fun to do.
So I try now for the first time to digitalize my analog pictures with my DSLR. I think I have to build one of these holders for the negatives, putting them on the table and shooting straight down isn't really accurate. But it's good enough to evaluate the picture.
The pictures have crazy lens flares because I was shooting at night with my Mamiya 645 without lens shade and it was raining. Actually I like how it looks, makes it a bit abstract.