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interior hdr with flash

windsurfherwindsurfher Registered Users Posts: 5 Beginner grinner
edited July 23, 2013 in Technique
I really appreciate the help on this site! :D

So today my question is How Do I:

Take interior HDR shots with external flash?

I have the Nikon D7100 with an SB-700 flash. I set it to bracket using exposure AND flash. I expose my 9 shots -4 to +4 (thanks for the help with that, it worked perfectly without the flash btw.) It seems the external flash wants to correct anyway. It says in the info afterwards that its -4, -3... etc but the flash has tried to equalize it in some shots. I'm doing single shots and giving the flash time to recharge. :dunno

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    kdogkdog Administrators Posts: 11,681 moderator
    edited July 23, 2013
    Well, the flash problem is easily solved by switching the flash to manual mode so that the output remains constant regardless of your exposure. Using flash with hdr is a bit strange as they are competing strategies for balancing light. I think you should go with one or the other.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited July 23, 2013
    Adding external lighting ( flash ) is one way of moderating lighting contrasts so that they can fit within the contrast limits of the sensor ( or film ).

    Like kdog said, the flash can be set to manual mode to control the flash light output, but if you are adding flash, why not just avoid hdr then?
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