Back here I talked briefly about lighting and avoiding the flash/using natural light whenever possible.
I love natural light and I think, if at all possible, you should use it when taking your pictures.
You’ve probably noticed that the flash on your camera can be quite harsh and often gives people a “deer in the headlights” kind of look.
There is a lot of great equipment out there that can help you get rid of that harsh flash lighting,
soft boxes, reflectors, diffusers, umbrellas, etc…
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
And I’ve seen a lot of creative things done with white paper.
There are a lot of options out there to help you improve your lighting.
Do your research and find what works best for you.
Hopefully this post will help get you started!
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Cranberry Morning says
Helpful tips. I’m looking at getting a new camera right now, for my camera just died. 🙁
Goings on at the Glenn's says
I made a flash diffuser for my camera out of a sheet of copy paper. It is amazing what a little reflected light off the ceiling can do.
Creative Raisins says
I must get me one of those. Thanks for the tip
The Couch Potato says
it makes sense that something like this exists,
Living Waters says
There is one even better and less expensive option. It’s called lightscoop and if you have not heard of it I wrote a little bit about it (it’s mostly examples) here: https://www.mylivingwaters.biz/blog/2012/05/15/photography-my-nephew-and-niece/
For the record, I got no interest in promoting them, I just stumbled upon the product by accident one day and I have been in love with it since.