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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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AUGUST 3, 2013 - This summer has been beautiful throughout the Okanagan.

While the scintillating scenery has been enjoyed by many in the great outdoors, my Nikon D800 has also been busy capturing some exquisite beauty inside some fine Kelowna homes.
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Tis the season for architectural photography to peak as new home projects come to a climax and many fine local builders prepare their entries for the annual Canadian Home Builders Association awards.

I'm looking forward to capturing more new building innovations that will garner trophies in the Tommies, the Georgies and perhaps even the SAM awards for 2013.

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With many of the Okanagan orchards enjoying bumper crops under the hot sunshine, the world renowned SunRype operation is preparing for the upcoming harvest.

From old favourites like apple juice to the newer chewy fruit bars and snacks, Okanagan flavours continue to tantilize taste buds across dozens of countries around the globe.

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