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FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

There is probably no type of photography that is more disappointing to the beginner than flash photography. Unlike natural-light photography, where what you see can often be what you get, it is difficult to visualize what the effects of using flash will be. Flash is shut off until the moment of exposure, and then its illumination is too brief to visually evaluate what it does to your picture.

Many just hope for the best, and are frequently surprised by the disappointing appearance of those in which we used flash. Shadows can be harsh due to the high contrast from direct flash, and images can look stark; sometimes facial lighting is flat or subjects have red-eye; foreground objects are often overexposed, looking bleached out, while background objects are darker than we expected.

This is primarily due to the small size of the light source. If you bounce the flash off a wall or ceiling, you will get a softer, more even distribution of light.

Taking the flash off the camera and putting in towards one side, you will change the angle of shadows that will add more depth and texture to the image.

Using a slower shutter speed in darker interiors will allow more ambient light to create a closer balance to the brightness of the flash. Be wary of using a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera movement. You may also need a coloured filter over the flash unit to match the red-yellow hue of incandescent light bulbs, or the greenish hue of flourescent bulbs.


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Kelowna Photography News

Okanagan athletes in Olympics

FEBRUARY 7, 2010 - Kelowna and the Okanagan will be watching with keen interest as some of our local athletes will compete against the best of the world as the Winter Olympics comes to the province of B.C.

The Canadian National Hockey Team will be represented by NHL defenceman Shae Webber, one of the stars of the Kelowna Rockets when they won the Memorial Cup in 2003.

Our country's national ski team will include Kelowna aerialist Steve Omischl and racer Kelsey Serwa. Photos and features can be found on my blog.

Desmond Murray Kelowna Photographer Desmond Murray

Cancer Centre unveils radiation therapy clinics
 

Combatting Cancer

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 - Kelowna MLAs Norm Letnick (right) and Steve Thompson (center) got to see the result of recent funding from the provincial government to BC Cancer Agency with the unveiling of radiation therapy rooms at the Kelowna Cancer Centre equipped with the latest technology.

The Okanagan's medical community also celebrated a few days earlier the announcement of the creation of a new medical training centre to open up at the neighbouring Kelowna General Hospital.


Ex-Weighted Fitness show returns to Okanagan

West Kelowna forest fire

JANUARY 30, 2010 - Kelowna TV show producers Alison Love and David McIlride (Discovery Channel) led a team of cameras and support crew for a weekend of action in a local school gym.

Four families from around the Okanagan will be featured in the latest season of ex-weighted - a show where people are encouraged by a fitness trainer to improve their health through improved eating and exercise programs.

One Summerland area family were put through a tiring challenge on Saturday to test their fitness levels against the clock.



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Lighting technology improves 

Builder's book of my photos


Airport publication awarded

Forest Fires threaten Westside