controlling/positioning flash

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  1. arian29

    arian29 TPF Noob!

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    What do i do to do away with the darkness caused by the flash(integrated). attached images for reference

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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Get an external flash, the pop up is crap
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    An off-camera speedlight is the best choice, but using reflectors, even as simple as white poster-board and a diffuser (tissue or translucent plastic over your flash) will help greatly.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I hate having to click on itty bitty thumbnails and then wait for Imageshake to load up an image. So I didn't.

    You must make the light appear much larger. That lets light wrap around objects and soften the shadows.

    Check out the basics of photographic lighting. A good reference to have on hand is:

    Light: Science and Magic. An Introduction to Photographic Lighting by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, and Paul Faqua. The book is a must have for learning to do photographic lighting, particularly good product photography. The second half of the book examines lighting for portraiture.
     

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