Friday, February 18, 2011

:: flashy ::

guess what came today?


I've been playing around with my new camera for awhile now, and I do love it!  I know I haven't posted any photos, but I plan on posting some albums soon so you can just see the photos I've been taking.  This is an external flash and it is awesome.  It's hard to explain (especially since I'm so new to this) what it does exactly, so I'll just let my photos do the talking.  All of these photos are straight out of the camera (SOOC) and unedited.

This one is without the external flash of greatness.  Still a great photo and I could edit it to make it look even better.  Her face is a little too washed out for my liking, and doesn't match the background.

This one is with the flash.  I bounced the flash off of the ceiling, but I think it also picked up some of the light from our lamp that makes the ceiling a yellowish color.  If I switched the lamp off, the photo would probably be less yellow.  (Isn't my subject the cutest?)

with flash

As you can see, there is a huge difference.  The external flash mutes the colors and lessens shadows or eliminates them all together.  Here are a few more:

This one is still a little too washed out for me, but still better than SOOC or even the built-in flash.

For this one, I bounced the flash off of the wall to the left:

Bounced off of to the right:

I'll post some more photos after I play around a little more.