Reader Gallery: 22 Photos Mixing Flash And Natural Light
By now, you know the drill with our monthly Photo Challenges. We give you a topic, you impress us with your awesome photography. December's challenge was to mix flash with natural light. Predictably, there were tons of great portraits in the mix, but there are a few surprises as well. Check out the gallery to get inspired, then head over to our contest page to participate in this month's competitions.
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By Samantha Oulavong
I did two versions of this. The first one she wore a blue prom dress that was low cut. Unfortunately the color of her skin didn't create enough contrast against the lightness of the glitter, so I photographed her again wearing her black cardigan. Chloe was back lit by the sun, to make sure that her picture isn't so hazy and to make the glitters "pop" I photographed her with a 580 EXII flash filtered with an umbrella that was placed 45 degree from her to her right side. Flash on manual mode.