Using Flash Indoors
Imagine you're at a dinner party and want to get some pics of the lovely people you're sharing the evening with.
We've all come home with nasty harshly lit flash pictures with burnt out highlights, dark backgrounds and black shadows like the one on the left. But it doesn't have to be like that!
By diffusing the flash the light is shattered (like water from a garden sprinkler) and that'll soften shadows and get rid of the 'shiny' bits.
But for a much more natural looking picture like the one on the right - bounce flash is the way to go.
With a dedicated flash gun you can point the head in any direction you like and bounce flash off walls and ceilings for beautiful soft light that wraps itself around your subject giving you a natural looking shadow free image.
You can also make your flash brighter or darker too with the flash exposure controls either on your camera or on the flash gun itself.
I got Lightroom as part of my Photoshop package and had no idea where to start. Without 7STWM I would have left it languishing on my computer unused. Now I can organise my photos and know exactly where everything is. It has also helped me keep just the keepers instead of having hundreds of pics I know I'll never look at let alone use. As always like you have managed to simplify a very complicated subject.
- Kay Gill -