Monday, February 15, 2010

Quick Tip on Using Fill Flash

Sounding off, a Sandhill Crane 
Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S, ISO 200, 1/1000s @F4

Just a quick tip for today, and it is one that I've seen discussed many times by pro photographers, but using a flash to create fill light gives your photos "pop." Now you might be asking, why would I want to use a flash on a sunny day? There are many times when you are out shooting and the lighting conditions are mixed, which creates nasty shadows. To the human eye those shadows don't look like much, but your camera sees them and captures them. One of the best ways to deal with those nasty shadows is to use a flash to balance the light. I used that technique to capture the image in todays post. One of the other benefits of using a flash is that it allows you to better capture the detail in your subjects eyes.