Tag Archives: Camera

Using a flash, outside, on a bright and sunny day


Why would one need to use a flash outside on a bright sunny day? Maybe there’s some trick I’ve yet to learn, and if so please tell me! At the park last week I kept getting dark shadowy shots of the boys. I had to change that! I decided to use the “fill flash” at -2. It worked! Here are the before and after so you can see what I’m talking about.

Without the flash. See how the boys are IN the shadow? It was about 3:00 in the afternoon.


And with the fill flash. What a difference! You can still tell they're in the shadow, but now what's facing ME is in light also.



Max without flash.


And with the flash.


What’s your solution to dealing with shadows?




kitchen shots (bang bang)


it’s cold, it’s dreary, it’s drizzly. But I’ve got to get my camera out to play! Here’s what I’ve got.

Handsome Jack. I got the lightscoop out, and put the camera on Manual to make sure the shutter speed and aperture were exactly fast enough and wide open. ISO was 200. Flash strength maxed out.


Lucy wasn't happy with my camera. I actually think she's scared of it. Sticking your tongue out isn't nice for dogs or people!


Pretty girl. Since I have four boys, she gets to be my baby girl. She's just the sweetest, unless you're a man at my house and Scott isn't here, then she's a vicious attack dog. I'm not even kidding either. She's VERY protective of me! She even started barking at a man on TV last night after Scott had gone to bed. Warning!


Max isn't feeling so great today, kind of in a sleepy crabby mood. I wonder if he's got S.A.D. like me? It could be!


That’s it. We’re done with school for the day and the video game madness is about to begin. I’m going to get to that laundry pile then work on finishing up “Mockingjay” . What are you doing today?