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The T3sk3y Defenestrator

Photo Tip of the Day

I’ve been doing a lot of photo editing lately.. and I wanted to share a few tips with all of you.

The flash is your best friend and your worst enemy. It can make a bad picture look better, and it can ruin a perfectly decent one.

For example – when in doubt, turn it on outdoors. If your subject is in any kind of shadow – including their own (i.e. when the sun is behind them) – turn on the flash. It lights them up and makes it look a lot more natural.

Indoors – it’s a bit of a given. If you are using a point-n-shoot, there isn’t much you can do about it – you’re going to get the “deer in the headlights’ overflashed look. If you’ve got a flash with any kind of bounce – like on an external flash – aim that baby at the ceiling and let the light naturally reflect down. We are, as humans, very accustomed to the light being from above rather than straight on.

Here’s a quick example to show you that I think will convince you all. It’s the same picture taken with flash and without flash – I think you’ll see the difference.

Comparison of Taking a Picture With Flash and Without Flash

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