365 days to better photography

Day 27

January 27, 2011

Today I tackled part 3 of Week 4 of the Two Peas Tutorial assignment (I couldn’t do part 1 because it’s sunny or  part 2 because Blake refused to look at me and Aaron declined when I asked him to be my subject).  This assignment was called  Use fill flash to combat backlighting on a shadowed subject.  Honestly I never really though about forcing my flash to go off outside on a sunny day. I placed the bird feeder in a shadow and started shooting.  I have to admit that using the flash didn’t come natural to me.  I had to adjust my aperture to compensate for the fact that I couldn’t use a shutter speed faster than 1/200 and I think I still kind of blew the back ground. The subject did come out a little brighter than without flash.  I have an external flash ordered (and on its way) so it should be interesting learning to how use it. It will be nice to use it indoors.

and just for fun I took a few more pictures (without flash and with editing).  I think the beads make this bird feeder.

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