Hello Vince, I am having trouble understanding how to properly set my camera in the manual mode using the correct Iso, shutter speed, and aperture. I understand the ISO. However, I am not comfortable with setting the shutter speed and aperture correctly. I have a D3100 Nikon camera. I most recently shot some clients in a church using my studio lighting system. To be on the save side I put my camera on auto mode. I was not pleased with the pictures. I got a lot of shadows. I have my own studio set up at home and the lighting is good and pictures come out great, but when I moved my equipment to the church and set-up nothing went right.
I do not know if it is me or the lighting system I have or both. I have a 3 soft lighting set-up using 3 umbrellas and 45 watt fluorescent bulbs. I am not sure I like this lighting system after seeing yours. I want to try the monolight Studio Flash/Strobes system from CowboyStudion 330 Watt Three light kit or should i just be patient and learn how to work with what I have first.
I need instruction and advice on what settings to set my camera for portraits and how to properly use my lighting system to aviod shadows. I have already tried the portrait setting on my camera and that is the mode I am getting shadows with along with my lights. Please help me! Thanks! Charita Chandler