- Summer Outing #4 – Out and about in Dun Laoghaire
- 24 Jul 2019
- 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Club Meeting – Practical Night on Using Your Flash
Via practical demonstrations and hands-on trials, we will use what flashes we have to hand to take images of each other and work out what works best.
We all have a flash-gun don’t we? No! What about the pop-up flash on your camera or even the torch app for your smart ‘phone? Or why not use the smart ‘phone for the shoot?
The next question is; have you ever used it for a portrait? To which you may answer ‘I do landscape, and you don’t need a flash for that do you’.
Would you like to use whatever simple flash you have for a portrait? Of course, you would, then you can shoot the family or the grandchildren (figuratively speaking).
Now, this is really simple. You’ve got this flash (even if it’s only the pop-up variety). So, all you have to do is bring your camera and a flash-gun and a diffuser. Oh! You’ve only got a pop-up flash on your camera and you haven’t got a diffuser. Right then what you’ll need is some toilet paper; yes toilet paper but not the quilted variety. Of course, if you want to be posh you’ll have tissue paper!
You fix the toilet paper on to the flash using sticky tape. Avoid getting tape where it covers the flash. LEAVE YOUR FLASH EXPOSED ALL THE TIME otherwise if it retracts it will jam the mechanism. And don’t forget to take it off when you’ve finished!
You’ve got plenty of models. Yes, you have! All those club members you’ve been dying to shoot (some literally!). That’s the variety of faces of members of Offshoot. That means you and me; we are all unique. You don’t like having your photo taken? You didn’t complain when you were a baby, did you? So don’t be shy just go with the flow.
Now you probably need a reflector and a background as well. You haven’t got one? We’ll see what we can do.
Have fun. That’s what it’s all about.