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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SEPTEMBER, 2014 - One of Kelowna's most celebrated builders has completed another masterful office setting for Mission Creek Dental's new location in the busy south Pandosy region.

Featuring a mix of modern amenties with a classic loft-style open ceiling, this high level office came to life in the evening sunlight and flash units controlled by remotes.
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SEPTEMBER, 2014 - Tis the season for colours to come alive. Between assignments, I took my Nikon d800 out to capture some scenic autumn splendour in the mountains. The 36 megapixel camera is able to capture more detail than anything I have ever shot with - including medium format cameras.

UPS expands
in Kelowna

SEPTEMBER, 2014 - Even before the leaves starting to turn, colours have been changing in more towards brown in Kelowna with a growing presence of delivery professionals from United Parcel Service.

The local fleet has doubled in 2014 for the local UPS office operating out the north end of the city, aiming to meet the demand for online purchases through Amazon and other websites.

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