Digital flash blowout

by Lee Hopkins on September 27, 2007 · 2 comments

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Knowing that many of my clients also love taking photos in their spare time (and at office parties) I was rather pleased to have bumped into the digital photography school site.

I have a film slr and a digital point-and-shoot — one day I’ll upgrade to a digital slr, but there are greater demands on my cash at the moment.

I don’t know if you suffer from it, but I’ve noticed many times the problem of ‘flash blowout’.

click on this image to read more about digital flash blowout

Back in the good ol’ days (just after powder and flash bulbs), I learnt to pop a handkerchief over my flash gun to reduce the power of the light.

Old tricks still work in this new digital age, it seems:

“One of the most effective ways of doing this is simply to find some semi opaque material to place over your flash. I’ve seen some point and shoot owners stick a little white tissue paper over their flash and others do this with a little piece of cellotape (the semi-opache kind).”

More great tips over at the digital photography school site.

Currently listening to: St. Germain – Tourist – What You Think About… [Primary Society Publishing]

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