Tip of the Day: Flash and Outdoor Portraits

Bright sunlight can mean harsh shadows on those adorable faces you want to capture. If you are shooting with a point and shoot, spend a little time with your instruction manual or play around with the controls until you get a flash symbol. This will allow for a fill flash.

Bright sunlight can mean harsh shadows on those adorable faces you want to capture. If you are shooting with a point and shoot, spend a little time with your instruction manual or play around with the controls until you get a flash symbol. This will allow for a fill flash. Fill Flash is just what is needed to fill in with some light where the shadows are created from harsh daylight or shade. Your camera generally reads all of the light around you subject and decides it doesn’t need the flash, but you know better now. If you are shooting a SLR, you most likely have a pop up flash. Don’t be shy, pop that flash! You will love the results.

Without Fill Flash With Fill Flash

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger