Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Turning the flash off at twilight, part of Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera.
Well, here we are in beautiful twilight scene and believe it or not, this is a…great time to take a portrait.…You'll need your flash on.…Now the problem that a lot of people have when they try to take this sort of…shot where we have our subject in this beautiful background here is they use…just a regular flash mode.…And the shutter fires too fast to capture all the colors in the sky.…But if we were to slow that shutter down, we could have both the color and…a beautifully exposed subject.…The way we do that is we use a special scene mode called Night Portrait, or a…special flash mode called Slow Synchro.…
Your camera will have one of these two.…All you have to do is find them, either in the scene modes or in your flash modes.…Once you do that then, you just steady the camera, because remember that shutter's…staying open longer, so we don't want camera shake.…And you have to remind your subject to stand still too.…So we don't have movement with your subject.…Once you do that, you are ready to go.…
- Understanding ISO
- Stitching a panorama
- Using exposure lock
- Using the flash indoors and out
- Adapting professional techniques to small cameras