October 16, 2013
This week's challenge is flash fill, selected by Yours Truly. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
|This shot captures the idea, but I didn't notice from the little screen that it was blurry.|
|Again, I exposed for the colorful background, but still used flash and look! A spider--bonus!|
|This was taken after a rain and I still had wet petals.|
This is especially fun to do with portraits. Natural light portraits can look very good in a soft way, but I like what it does to add fill flash and bring the face out from the shadows. Plus, it makes the eyes sparkle (catch lights). In the case of strong sunlight, I like fill flash, because it softens harsh contrasts, washes out the wrinkles and makes the face look CoverGirl-pretty instead of Hitchcock-stark.
Speaking of "Stark," I was invited to a masquerade party this weekend. I'm going as Tony Stark (Iron Man). I stayed up after midnight figuring out a way to make the Arc Reactor. I'll probably add a pic or two to next week's post, regardless of the theme.