Take con­trol of the bright­ness of your flash for a seam­less blend with am­bi­ent light

Digital Photograper - - Techniques -

While it may not be pos­si­ble to ad­just flash out­put man­u­ally in the same way as on ded­i­cated flash units, you can ‘turn down’ the pres­ence of flash in your shots us­ing flash ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion. If the flash light over­pow­ers nat­u­ral or am­bi­ent light, use neg­a­tive com­pen­sa­tion to re­duce the flash ef­fect, relative to over­all ex­po­sure. This re­duces the harsh light­ing as­so­ci­ated with in­ter­nal flash and makes its use for fill flash far more prac­ti­cal.

right A BET­TER BAL­ANCE By us­ing a set­ting of -3eV flash ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion, the over­all ex­po­sure re­mains the same, but flash out­put has been ad­justed. The light now blends smoothly with the en­vi­ron­ment

top right OVER­POW­ER­ING At its de­fault set­ting the in­ter­nal flash used here is too bright, and as such has in­tro­duced flash falloff and pro­duced an un­sightly dark back­ground

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