An external flash can add a lot of versatility to your camera. It can make the difference between red eye or no red eye, light up a dark scene, or provide fill light on a bright, sunny day. This article will help you get started with using your fill flash.
Be sure that you have the right kind of flash for your camera. Different flashes have different voltages and you can fry your camera’s circuitry.
Take into consideration the type of photography that you do. Macro photography and portraiture use two different kinds of flash.
Choose your flash. You can get a brand name Flash for your particular camera or get a third party flash for your camera. Sticking with your camera’s brand might get your more flexibility and control, but it is liable to be more expensive. There is quite a few different types.Hot shoe – mounts on your camera.Hammerhead flash – a stronger flash that professional photographers use.Ring flash – specially designed for macro photography.Slave flash – used as a secondary flash for various purposes
Watch your shutter speeds. Your flash will only work properly at certain speeds. If your shutter speed is faster than your flash sync speed, it will only partially expose your shot. Part of the shot will be lit properly and part of it won’t.
Use the flash, even on sunny days. Using it will allow your objects features to be better lit. Otherwise, you will get some severely shaded areas.