Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
As much as possible I want to use the flash just to brighten the subject "enough".
I did not want to waste film and cannot spend the money on a Polaroid back and film, so I borrowed a friends Canon 20d. I set up the flash meter, and with flash on full with a shutter speed of 100, made a reading. I think F11 was the aperture given by the meter. I found in pretty much every setup that at full, the flash was just a tad too much. By making a reading and turning the flash down about 25%, the results were really good, providing just enough light.
Then using my dog as a model (works for cheese) shot a roll of 400 Portra and a roll of Astia using the technique listed above. I was driven back in by the mosquitos so only two rolls and will have them back tomorrow, so hopefully they will look good.