Photography with Flash

Hello everyone. I haven’t written in a while because I’m a 12 year old kid who has school, so I’ve forgotten to write for a long time.

My Etsy shop is up and running still, and I encourage all to go and take a look at it. If you favorite one item, you get a coupon on that item. If you favorite my shop, you get a coupon for any of the photos. It’s 40% off. I hope you guys remember that the photos are digitally downloaded, and I’ll explain how to download if you message me on the shop. Now, let’s get to this topic.

Flash photography is something I’m not a big fan of, but I use it when I do portraits. And so we get to that scenario. Portraits are great for flash because they sharpen a person or subject’s face or body. I suggest using a flash that is not part of the camera, so you can move it to get a view that suits your photo better. I do not have one, and I don’t think I’ll buy one for a while.

Lets pretend our subject is a friend who want to make a photo for their website. They ask you to take the photo for them. Bring whatever accessories you use normally, and position your subject to their satisfaction. Angle your flash if you can, and I think you should use a screened flash (a flash that’s covered by a screen), it makes the flash less violent and harsh. You want their face to be visible, and the shadows look best when shot at a 30 degree angle from your body. That way the shadows of her face are seen, but they are light.

The surrounding area should be bright enough to see your subject without flash. I say this because the flash looses it’s softness in dark rooms or settings. The image for this post is a self portrait of me in the mirror. I did not use flash for that, but the brightness of my surroundings are ideal for it.

Thank you all for reading, and remember, go to the products page and take 2 minutes to check out my shop! Bye!

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