How to photograph people around campfire?

4 months 1 week ago #690794 by Sharna Lee
If you want to get a nature look, yet everyone properly exposed around a campfire, how would you go about it?  My photos from last week, all just don't look right.  Either my friends were properly exposed or the fire was.  Not both.  Any suggestions? 


Thank you.

P.S. I do have a flash, but was trying to get a nature look. 


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4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #690795 by Nikon Shooter
Exposure Time: 1/80
Flash: No Flash
Aperture: ƒ 2,8
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed Ratings: 51,200
White Balance: Auto WB
Focus Distance: 2.661 m
Image Stabilisation: Off
Camera Model: Nikon D3S
Lens Model: AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G


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4 months 1 week ago #690796 by Nikon Shooter
The emitted light from the fire is waaaay stronger than
the reflected light from the subject… you may get good
results if both are at the same distance from the camera.

Using a flash is a good idea if you shoot in M and EV/TTL.

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4 months 1 week ago #690887 by Jacob Fisher
Couldn't you bounce light off a gold reflector?


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4 months 6 days ago #690963 by Glen Mosley
You shouldn't need a reflector, that camp fire will push off plenty of warm light as it is.  Why not set your flash to back curtain?  


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4 months 3 days ago #691213 by Overread
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3 months 3 weeks ago #691987 by Prago
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3 months 3 weeks ago #692024 by Moossmann
If you crank your ISO up and wide aperture, getting campfire shots are pretty easy.  


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3 months 3 weeks ago #692164 by MYoung
We head out tomorrow for a long weekend camping, good timing to see this post.  I'm bringing my camera gear with me.  


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