My 1st blog photo lesson! Let me make it clear that I am NO photography expert. I did not go to photography school, what I know about photography I have taught myself through books and the wonderful world wide web. I am not perfect, but I am trying to get better day by day.
That being said, I get photography questions on a daily basis. There are a few things that YOU can do to make YOUR everyday pictures just a little bit better without all the studying and research.
Today’s lesson – Turn OFF the flash, or direct the flash elsewhere.
I despise flash photography, you will notice that I don’t take many pictures inside or at night. Direct flash makes photos very flat and lifeless.
Example of a photo taken with a direct (on camera) flash
Here is almost the same exact photo taken less than a minute later, same camera, same camera settings, same lens, the only thing I did was add an external flash and bounced the light off the ceiling instead of directly on Nj.
What a difference, huh? It is still not a perfect photo, but notice that the harsh shadows are gone! Sooo, turn OFF the flash during the day, whenever natural light is available. And if you have taken the plunge and purchased a DSLR, invest in an external flash for night and indoor photos!
Did this help anyone? Let me know if you would like more mini “lessons” from me on the blog in the future!!