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Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and taking a peak.  Now I never claim to know everything, or be perfect, or even being able to spell!  I work really hard to not only be a good photographer, but have a personal connection to my clients and understanding what they want (especially when they might not know).  In addition I love to help others improve their own pictures.  Let's face one can afford a personal photographer to follow them around 24/7 (but if you do know someone give them my name!). 

My blog has a collection of advise, current photo experiences and the personal updates.  My new 2012 series (TT- Tipsy Thursday) is a combo of all kinds of questions I've received, things I've seen & even those mistakes I've made in my years of shooting.  I'm ALWAYS in need to know what other people want to hear about, so please email me with ANY suggestions.  Again thanks for stoping by and hopefully you enjoy!

Thursday, January 26 2012

Tipsy Thursday #2

Built in flashes on cameras are a good and bad thing...sometimes you need to have it on but it pays when to know when to turn it off.  Try a few of these tips to help:

* PLAY WITH YOUR FLASH!  You will never know what looks best until you can see the difference with the same situation but different settings.  You might not even think about it but even using flash with a sunny day can help.  If your subject is in a shadow (for example under a tree) but there isn't a cloud in the sky, the flash will help your subject be brighter like the background. In low light conditions, it???s best to steady your camera on a tripod, use a slow shutter speed and get the most light.  But beware if you or the subject is moving this will be blurry.

* It's ok to turn the flash off when shooting portraits indoors.  Turn the ISO setting up and use a tripod is possible. 

* Experiment with slow-sync flash. This is a combo of a longer exposure with a burst of flash.  Practicing this might help with your parties or events indoors. This is because the flash freezes motion but the longer exposure helps get more of the scene. Just be aware that you still have to hold your camera very still to avoid blurriness.

* Never use flash in the following situations: shooting through glass, shooting large landscapes, scenery at night, in macro mode.

* Always remember that your flash will only reach 10 -12 ft. Beyond that...don't even waste the battery power.

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