A lot of events happen at night and some people think that you can have very beautiful photos by just using your on camera flash. Well, there are some techniques you are going to have to learn in order for you to make sure you capture a beautiful photo that’s not washed out.
You know what I mean by washed out don’t you? If you don’t, let me tell you. A washed out photo means that your flash was so strong that it created a white out effect on the persons face. Well that’s good only if you decided that you wanted your subject to look whiter than normal.
However, the rest of us would hope to have our photos look exactly as good as we look in real life. Okay so here is what you can do. You are going to need to bounce your on-camera flash off of a white surface. Wait let me rephrase that, you are going to have to get a flash that can be maneuvered so you can bounce it. So, if there is a white ceiling or a white wall near your subject, perfect, you can use that.
Also, if you had a reflector that is white or basically anything that can be used as a bounce thing you can use that also. Another thing you can use that covers your flash or you could even purchase a flash that’s made for portrait photography and that would be awesome for you to create beautiful photos. This diffused cover is made to put onto you flash so it’s not too bright. Creates beautiful portraits.
Don’t forget if you want to capture a images at night like the moon or other things, you are going to definitely have to invest in a tripod. Sorry to break it to you, I know how expensive cameras can start getting and all of the accessories required to take great photos but I promise that if you get the right accessories your photo experience and photos will be awesome.
You need the right tools to make your life easier. Good luck in your quest to be an awesome photographer. With the new age of digital photography, so many people have the opportunity to be seen and their artistic views of the world through the lens of a camera can be shared with everyone.