Wednesday, April 23, 2008
In a flash
I thought the built-in pop-up flash on my Canon 40D was a nice novelty and not very useful for much shooting. I just thought it was too small for most of my shooting and I plan on buying an accessory hot shoe mounted flash for it eventually. However that little pop-up flash makes a great fill flash tool for outdoor portraits. It works wonders filling in the shadows under the hat on this portrait of hiking partner Alice DeLaurier-O'Neil along the Del Valle trail. Just enough flash to balance flesh tones with the lake background. A handy feature I will use more often.