If you’ve struggled with using flash, gotten results you are less than pleased with, or just aren’t sure when to use it and how, this article will be very helpful! I will cover: how and when to use off camera flash for outdoor portraits; quality of light; why off camera and more. Included are sample portraits, lighting diagrams, and exposure information as well as equipment suggestions. Don’t miss this epic article on this much requested topic!
Balancing Flash and Natural Light for Portraits
Step by step article on how to adjust your camera settings to balance and control both the natural light and flash exposure. Includes sample photos, a lighting diagram, before and after and a special bonus FREE PDF download FLASH CHEAT SHEET to help you understand settings for flash photography.
Help Portrait 2012 and my Top 5 Random Portrait Tips
In this article I cover the special event “Help Portrait” that I participated in December 2012. I give examples from this event where we donated our time and skills to give portraits to those that cannot afford them. Also included for you is 5 tips on doing portraits that will help you have a more successful photo session.
Do what’s important – photograph your loved ones!
Why photography is important – it records history, it records life. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph your loved ones before it’s too late. Dedicated to our great cat Pumpkin, who at age 18 we had to say goodbye to today with great sadness.
Understanding Available Light
In an available light workshop held at the Alberta Railway Museum, students learned many digital photography tips including how to make use of available lighting techniques. These photography tips show how to use window lighting, direct sunlight and reflectors to enhance the subject. Understanding how to look for good light and then accentuate your subject or model with natural light techniques.