My sister is moving away and I attended a going away dinner for her at a restaurant. It’s not one I have been to in awhile and I wasn’t sure of the lighting, but I grabbed my external flash just in case I needed it. Boy did I. It was soooo dark in there. I looked up to a dark wood ceiling. What no white ceiling to bounce the light off and get natural looking soft photos? Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Now that I have shot in manual for so long, but know every little about my flash I hurriedly kept trying to find the right settings to take photos when my sister arrived. She didn’t know we were all getting together to tell her bye. I finally got the settings to where I could at least see people and thought ok…that will work.
(Dark photos with shadows under the eyes)
(Same person using flash-you can see her!)
My sister’s boss’ husband asked if he could see my camera. He turned my flash forward and put my camera on auto. I thought what the heck???? He took a pic of me and my husband and what do you know?
You could see us. I didn’t think the photos looked too harsh either and even if they did harsh lit photos are way better than hopefully I can see you photos. Right? This year I WILL become completely comfortable with flash photography, but until then I am all about the auto and flash forward when needed!
(Me and my sister-see I did learn how to fix my hair!)
Now my sister has photos to take with her on her new adventure.
Funny thing is she is moving where I have planned on moving in the next 5 or 6 years. It will be easier to decide if I will move there after visiting her and listening to her thoughts about the town.
I will never think bad about the flash or auto mode again. It is my friend.