Friday, November 23, 2007

11/23/07 - Flash Technique

I've begun expanding upon my flash technique. I own a Canon 580EX that does a really nice job. However, there is more to flash photography than turning on the flash then pointing and shooting. Aperature, shutter speed, and even ISO factor into the end result of the image, as does the exposure mode (I prefer manual). The goal of using a flash is to create an image that looks like a flash wasn't used. There are many tricks of the trade for accomplishing this (ex: bounce flash, filtered flash, fill-flash, etc.)

Here are a few of the "messing around" images I've taken while experimenting: