Photos Of People & Other Things ... Do YOU Use The Flash/Flash Gun Or Choose Not To Use
My General Settings
My current settings of my camera, is as follows.
Mode = Manual
Focus = Manual
Flash = Off
ISO Set to 100
White Balance =90% AWB
2 sec delay on my shutter
I make use the LCD screen for 100% of my composition
Preset Picture Style = Standard
5X enlarge centre spot when fine tuning my focus
Tripod mounted 95% of the time. The other 5% it is usually placed on a sandbag for stabilisation.
This has now become more or less the Standard that I use to do my photography.
Of course this also depends on what I am shooting and then I do my test shoot.
The process that I follow, is the same principle as that I used (as was taught to me), change one thing at a time, analyse, then make the next change.
A Quick Comment on Photographing People
The informal, or formal family "gatherings", these are the times when I now do not bring out my camera.
Why? Well it is not the type of photography that I really enjoy doing as there is always the "You must get a pic of .......
As I say. my style has "evolved", I prefer to pick my moments, subject and stalk, waiting for that correct moment to preserve it.
So what has this preamble got to do with taking photographs using Flash or not Using Flash.
Viv La Differance'
If you can see any differences.
You then use what you wish, To Flash or Not To Flash.
Remember a photograph is your visual essay.
There is your bare bones of the portrait, does it show/hide enough for you?
Go to your photo editor and work with them!
Flash And No Flash
No Flash Manipulation
I went to work on this Image, as I felt and saw a thicker image, rathere than use the thinner flashed version.
Adjusted the image to add a bit of a stronger depth to left hand side of the face. This I felt added balance to the rest of the image, which is a larger area of light.