…of outdoor flash here.
Take a typical back yard on a sunny day. Set your camera to “P”, or the green AUTO mode, or A/Av mode, and click.
Mmm. Why do we avoid just snapping? Because it can be a little boring and it gives you no control. Let’s take control, instead, and
- Darken the background (I do it in manual mode, or you can do it by using “-” exposure compensation). Set shutter, aperture and ISO to give you a dark background (dark colour is saturated colour)
- Add a flash or two, using wireless TTL (wireless with manual flash power setting is better if you have the time and things don’t move position while you are shooting, but TTL is faster – I used TTL here):
…which gives us a chair like this:
And a pic like this:
See how rich and blue the sky is (in the first picture it was featureless white)?
That’s a stock quality image and the point is, you can shoot it in seconds. Learn flash (from me in a private session, or wherever I teach) and your pictures will become immeasurably better.
Great example, I will try it.
How comes your first model is naked ( the chair) and the second dressed (usually she is naked)?
Keep up the good work.
The chair is wearing a cushion!
As for the model, she is often naked, but only on http://mvwphoto.tumblr.com. On this blog, some readers object to it, so I am being sensitive. 🙂