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Shooting with an In-Camera Flash
Posted By On August 24, 2009 @ 1:02 PM In Digital Photography | Comments Disabled
While fixed-flash units do not offer wide range, certain Do It Yourself approaches can diffuse or direct the light to your liking. You can put a piece of semi-opaque adhesive tape over the flash to diffuse the light or put a white card in front of the flash to bounce it up or sideways to direct the light. Note that your camera will not know that you’re adjusting the light so you may need to compensate and increase the exposure by a notch or two.
4. Fill-in Flash
The purpose of a flash is to add more light to an image, not to be the sole light for that image. So use your flash when photographing a subject with harsh downward light or strong backlighting (like this picture of a kitten), not to illuminate a dark space. For areas with heavy shadows use a fill-in flash, although beware that the entire background (not just the shadows) will appear significantly brighter.
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