Here’s Matt, the groom at the wedding reception we shot recently:
That is the kind of picture you would get without flash. Matt is too dark, so I could of course add to the exposure (open the aperture, slow the shutter, or increase the ISO). That would make matt’s face well-lit, but it would also make the background brighter and hence less saturated.
The solution is to use flash, of course, as all my regular readers know. A strobe into an umbrella and we get this instead:
Cool, no? And I do not just mean Matt, who is indeed very cool with the shades, but I mean the light as well. Try this, as the sunny days of summer approach.