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Project 4 - Fill flash

If your camera looks at a well-lit scene it will automatically decide not to use flash. This occurs even if the foreground is in shadow. The result is an underexposed foreground. Example: A scene in Thompson’s Bay, Rottnest will show a beautiful bay with white boats basking in sunlight. However, your half a dozen friends enjoying coffee at a table in a restaurant in the foreground may be little more than silhouettes. By turning on the fill-flash both background and foreground will be evenly lit. A perfect exposure!

For this project find a well-lit background and a foreground in shade, preferably with people.

Tip: If you have a + and – adjustment on your flash, try decreasing your flash output by approximately 0.3 stop. This gives a more natural, balanced look to the photograph.