Another quick travel photography tip for you all today. My cold is still getting ever so slightly better every day – soon, longer posts. Until then I concentrate on useful!
Flash. Use it outdoors. When it’s sunny.
Yes, you need flash when it is bright and sunny! Like here:
Without flash, his face would have been dark.
And look at this no-flash shot. Can you see what’s wrong?
Right, so now we light up the foreground with our speedlight:
See how much difference that makes? In that last picture, I used a flash exposure compensation setting of -1 stop, to avoid the flashed part of the image becoming too bright. All I wanted is some fill.
I feel for you. I had a cold through Christmas and into January. Searching on the Internet I found cold and flu germs thrive with less humidity. Too much humidity and you get other problems. The good zone is relative humidity between 40 and 50%. I started using an ultrasonic humidifier, set the humidity to 50% and was feeling much better in a couple of days.
I hope you feel better soon!!