How many times have you shot photos of friends and family only to find a bunch of fiery eyed shots? Yea it can be corrected to a degree with photo editing software but how about avoiding it in the first place? I usually specialize in outdoor photography but with several indoor jobs on the horizon I decided to avoid the red eye risk and called B&H Photo in New York for an external flash. Why? Simply the elevated position and the ability to adjust the angle of the unit just about assures no aggravating red eye. For about $400.00, a slight savings I was advised to stay away from the newer Nikon model which is having over heating problems and go with a compatible model by Metz. So far so good….
Recently I read another blog espousing an idea that I have for years- “see” or envision the outcome of your photo before you shoot. Since it’s all lighting and composition- camera angle, subject placement and use of light- natural or otherwise I thought the article was a good reminder that it’s the singer not the song- all the equipment in the world doesn’t replace good technique which is why dedicated Point & Shoot owners take so many good photos.
As always I like to pass along photography news & sales so here are a few that hit my inbox this week:
Til we meet again next week, let me know if I can field a question or help with your photography needs…Gordon.
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