Today, it's time to get back to my week-long photography series for bloggers and other camera enthusiasts.
One of the most important tips I can share with you is about flash photography. And that advice is to never, ever use a flash. OK, maybe "never" is an exaggeration. You may need a flash if you are taking photos outside of fidgety kids in the darkest of night! Let's just say that I prefer not to use a flash because it creates two problems; washed out images and harsh shadows.
Here are some examples I snapped in my studio this morning to illustrate my point. The pictures on the left were shot without a flash; the ones on the right were shot with the flash on.
Can you see what I mean?
If possible, I try to use natural light. When inside, I open the window shades and turn on lots of extra lights. But remember; without a flash to help stop any movement, it's that much more important to use a tripod and timer to keep the camera as still as can be.
Tomorrow, I'll talk about cropping.