Tuesday’s Tip #10:
Quick tip! Use a flash for portaits, even if it’s sunny. Often a bright sun will create very dark shadows on someone’s face, but you can fill in those shadows with light. Even if you only have a pop-up flash, chances are that this will improve the portrait. This is especially true when there is a bright scene behind a person. In such a case, you will notice that the person will look like a silhouette if you are exposing for the background without a flash. When you use extra light on the subject close to you, you are able to capture the exposure for the background as well as the person. This is called fill flash.
I will talk more about getting the right exposures, and other essential basics, during my free intro to photography class. It’s coming up next Sunday at 5pm in Seattle! If you are interested, please contact me and I will send you the address.
Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below. Maybe I can answer your question in next week’s post. 🙂