Exercise 2.8 Fill-flash

Flash isn’t just useful to illuminate a dark scene, but to bring out a foreground subject with a flash that is balanced with ambient light – be that sunlight or artificial light. You can see many examples of fill-flash in Martin Parr’s photographs at http://www.martinparr.com. You can use an on-camera flash or an external flash…Read more »

Exercise 2.9 A night portrait

Photographing at night represents a challenge for the photographer, particularly for making portraits. The low light means either having to increase ISO, which could introduce grain to the image or using long exposures that will cause blur. Most photographers would use flash carefully balanced with any ambient light and a slight increase in ISO. Here,…Read more »