Lesson 10 Outside flash behind you.
Lesson 10. Don’t’ be afraid to use flash outside and look behind you.
I have found over the years that often the best photo is behind you especially when going out for a walk so my advice is to stop and look behind you. You will see a photo behind you and in front. A good photographer is bit like a meerkat and will be looking all the time for a good photo.*smile*
I also recommend getting to know your flash and do not be afraid to use outside on portraits you will be limited on distance but for portrait shots an added flash can bring a dull light to life or on a sunny day even the light and get rid of harsh shadows.
Sunny is not always good so often I will find a shady side of a building to take photos and add a bit of flash. Bright sunlight will burn out the image and make your subject squint.
Your task is to go out for a walk and stop, look behind you and take a photo or two!
Also to take photos outside with your flash on and see when its best to use flash outside.
Well that's it 10 lessons *smile*
We have covered a lot of ground and I hope you have learnt a few tips on improving your photography even if it was 'I will take one more just in case' and your best zoom lens is your legs *smile* I have tried to take you through the basics and will do more in the advanced lessons but of course feel free to book me for a days hands on tuition.
One last tip / task
Try setting your camera to aperture priority (or automatic) and then get someone to run across in front of you, pan follow them with the camera, as you are panning your camera at the same speed they are moving, press the shutter while panning. Look at the results.
So don't forget to
Look behind you
Flash outside now and again
Think about aperture (F-stops) and shutter priority
add a prop or action where appropriate
add a bit foreground in a landscape photo
Try taking photos in landscape and well as portrait
Try to shoot at eye level
. Scan the whole scene be aware of what lies behind and in front.
... your best zoom lens is your legs!
Take one more just in case *smile*
understand the light...What you see is what you get.. see what the lens sees.