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When to use fill flash

A lot of people who are new to flash shooting have the mistaken belief that your flash is what you use when you're shooting in low light. And while it's true that a flash can be used carefully to improve low light shots you'll probably find that you use your flash as much, or maybe even more, in bright light than you do in low light. That's because very often the lighting problems in your image aren't about an overall lack of light, but simply about a lack of light in certain places in your scene. Here's a simple example.

There's plenty of light in this scene. The problem with the picture is that there's not enough light under the brim of the hat. That's leaving our subject's face in shadow. With a fill flash, I get this. Or consider this shot of someone standing in front of a bright background. If you've watched my exposure course, or my HDR course then you know that your eye has a much wider dynamic range than your camera does. Consequently, when you're s...

When to use fill flash
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