Using external flash outdoor


Status
Not open for further replies.

tengcc

New Member
Jul 31, 2006
165
0
0
#1
Bros, newbie here and just wondering why photographers use external flash even when taking pictures outdoor, under bright sunlight. I am just curious to know as I don't really understand it as I thought the outdoor sunlight should be good enough brightness to take a decent good pictures.

Thanks for advice. Cheers
 

raptor84

Senior Member
Dec 6, 2005
4,726
1
38
Singapore
www.furry-photos.com
#2
Its used as a fill flash to reduce the shadows cast by the face due. Esp cailly useful for creating a catchlight in the eyes too.
 

#3
As raptor said above :/ The catchlight in the eyes really makes a difference.

Sunlight can be quite harsh and if you're using a Nikon flash you can set it to [TTL][BL] and the fill effect will be nearly inperceptable. You might want to stop down the flash by -1.3 or -1.7EV if the fill light becomes too dominant.
 

tengcc

New Member
Jul 31, 2006
165
0
0
#4
RailGun said:
As raptor said above :/ The catchlight in the eyes really makes a difference.

Sunlight can be quite harsh and if you're using a Nikon flash you can set it to [TTL][BL] and the fill effect will be nearly inperceptable. You might want to stop down the flash by -1.3 or -1.7EV if the fill light becomes too dominant.
Thanks bro for yr advice, got it. Cheers.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom