Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the flash outdoors (fill flash), part of Getting Pro Results from a Compact Camera.
When you're in outdoors like this, let's say at a birthday party or a…wedding and you are taking pictures, you don't always have control over all the elements.…The sun could be here, your people could be here, and the lighting just might…not be what you want.…For example, let's take a look at lovely Samara here.…She is pretty cute, isn't she?…Now look at how the light is coming in from the side.…So one side is illuminated, but the other side is in shadow.…The camera is actually going to accentuate that and not only is it going…to accentuate that.…
When light comes in from the side, it makes texture look more visible.…It makes the nose stick out.…It's going to be everything that's Samara doesn't want.…Fortunately, we have a way to counteract that and that's called fill flash.…When we turn on the flash, I am going to go to my Flash menu right here.…I am going to just choose Flash On, just like this.…It brings light in from the front, and that is a much more flattering light.…The only thing you have to remember is that you want to be within 8 feet or less…
- Understanding ISO
- Stitching a panorama
- Using exposure lock
- Using the flash indoors and out
- Adapting professional techniques to small cameras