Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video The pop-up flash, part of Photography 101 (2012).
We all know that shooting with a tiny little pop-up, on-camera flash like this …is never going to be ideal. But let's face it, sometimes that's what …you've got. So we need to make the best of what we do have. …I'm going to take a few pictures here of our model Jackie, using just this flash. …And I'm going to make two different changes to the photo that will make them better …than what we're going to get when we start. The first change will be totally free. …And the second one is a very inexpensive modifier that you can add on to your camera. …So let's get started. I'm putting the camera on the tripod, …just to make sure that we have the exact same shot for before and after here.…
Usually when you're shooting with a flash, you don't need to worry about this. …But that's the only reason it's here now. So let's get our first shot here. …I'm going to have you step just a tiny bit this way for me. …Thank you very much. And. …So we take a look at the shot, and as you can see, there's a really hard shadow …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 11s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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