Monday, March 10, 2014

Flash or No Flash?

To use flash or to not use flash that is the question.  When it comes to photography many photographers use no flash and it honestly irritates me when I see people using flash on their iPhones or cameras in general because I don't think they realize it actually can ruin the photos were they think it makes it better.

Flash totally alters the photo from what your eye sees and that is not a good thing.  Flash will create shadows that are not really there, and add light to areas where absolutely no light is.  When taking a photo you first capture the image with your eye, so that's how you picture the image and if you use flash it will totally change how you pictured the image with your eye, so you won't even capture what you aimed for.

So for all you photographers out there remember flash isn't always necessary and can often times ruin what you were trying to capture.  I'm not saying not to use flash because sometimes it is needed to get the right lighting but remember not to use it all the time.  Down below are a few examples I took of a photo with flash and then the same image without flash.

Without flash (Photo by Ricky Williams) 

With flash (Photo by Ricky Williams)

Without flash (Photo by Ricky Williams)

With flash (Photo by Ricky Williams)

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