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1DS MK111 picture styles
« on: October 23, 2008, 12:37:28 AM »

Hi there, I'm new to this forum so take it easy, I have recently purchased a 1DS MK111, I am not totally new to canon as I have the 20d and the 5D. The problem I am having is with the picture style which when in jpeg portrait comes out very harsh and very red which is so unusable. I would normally shoot in raw but am looking to shoot both raw and jpeg. I do switch on to the proper white balance, I would expect the default picture style in portrait would be nice, but not with this camera.I have tried customizing these default settings which is a little better but not much. I really do need help as one of the reasons I bought this camera is that my step daughter is getting married in 5 weeks and has asked me to shoot her wedding.
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Re: 1DS MK111 picture styles
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 07:04:23 PM »

Weddings are demanding, things change quickly,there is no time to reshoot. You go from white dress & Black tux in the blazing sun, to reception halls  that can be as dark as caves. To  say nothing of the added pressure of a family member. With only a few weeks to go my advice would be this>
1. Shoot RAW only, JPG bakes in settings and leaves much less room for adjustment. Some fine wedding photographers shoot Jpgs but they are riding white balance etc.
You need to capture as much information as possible in your files which will give you the most flexibility to process later.
2. Use auto white balance, it will keep you in the ballpark. You can also use Highlight tone priority to keep your dress from blowing out.
3 use fast lenses, the 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 L IS will cover everything on a FF Body. The 1Ds3 produces beautiful files at iso 800, even 1600.
4 Bring a backup body. Make a shot list. Think about where you'll stand.
5 Don't overshoot, take your time and anticipate the action. Weddings have a flow but be ready for the unexpected opportunity.
6 Bounce your flash, if you need one. Bounce off side walls rear walls , last resort cieling w/ a bit  of pop up card.
7 get high, get low
8 find a wedding or two & practice & take notes on what did & didn't work Try fill flash for sunny day.
9 In a dark reception hall flashes can get confused and if you're not careful you can find your camera giving perfect exposures but at 1/8 sec. I generally go to manual 1/125 sec @ f/4 and set the flash to ettl. works every time.
10 in a dark church I generally shoot Av @ f/2.8 and keep an eye on my shutter speed. IS or monopod or "the Lean"
hope this helps
good luck, you'll do great
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