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15 Case Studies and Examples > Residential Scene: Commander and Remote

Residential Scene: Commander and Remote

I wanted to get this high-contrast residential scene (figure 15.7) to fall into the dynamic range (brightness range) of the D2X image sensor. Since the flowers in the foreground were in the shade of a tree, I knew fill flash would be required to get a usable shot.

I mounted an SB-800 as a Commander on the D2X and then handheld a Remote SB-600 up high and to the left. The Commander unit was set for - - - (Off) so that it wouldn’t contribute to the final exposure.

I also wanted to keep some good detail in the clouds, so I underexposed the ambient light a little bit. Normally, I would set the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) so the clouds were exposed at +1.7 stops, but in this case I held them at about +1 so they were a bit dark. I set the flash compensation at –0.7 so it wouldn’t blow out the details in the red tulips.


  

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