Taking pictures outside

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by robc, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. robc

    robc TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to this forum and fairly new to photography. I just had one question.... If I am in a shaded area with my camera taking pictures of the outdoors, (in the sunlight) would a flash be necessary since the camera and the lens are in a shady area? I would be pretty far from my target and would require to zoom in. I just wondered since I will be zooming in, will my camera and lens use the sunlight from my target?

    Thanks for any help anyone can give.

    robc
     
  2. Jeff Colburn

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    Hi,

    Your camera will get its light from what your taking a picture of, not where you're standing. And with a zoom lens your subject will probably be too far away for a flash to have any effect.

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  3. robc

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    I was thinking that flash would be too far, but wasn't sure about the lighting til now. Thanks Jeff!
     

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