Can you tell me what the most popular settings for shooting interiors are? Also, how would you set your flash and would you use a Gary Fong Light sphere?
Shooting interiors I usually shoot at f5.6 and white balance in Auto. then set my SB-700 to TTL. What do you think is the best metering to use for each also. For larger rooms should I use a Higher f-stop in order to capture more detail?
Jan in Florida also asked:
Can you tell me what the most popular settings for shooting interiors are?
Shooting interiors I usually shoot at f5.6 and white balance in Auto and set my SB-700 to TTL.
Your questions are classic ones and the answer to these is that the best way to use flash to shoot interiors is not to use your flash in TTL mode but to use it in manual mode and to use the process that is explained in this post by Scott Hargis. Most real estate photographers that use small flashes to light interiors use some variation of this technique. This technique is so popular that Scott has created several resources to teach this technique:
For that rare situation where you need to use an external light source, we have a guide on how to pick the best flash for real estate photography.