Why Fill Flash?

Certain situations lend themselves to using fill flash for a little more drama.

You can also use fill flash to add catch lights in someones eye’s giving your subject a certain sparkle and excitment which draws the viewer in. When I say fill flash, I mean just that a little fill. You need to tweak down your strobe so you’re getting a small amount of light but just enough. You really don’t want the photograph to look like you used a flash at all. You’re just looking for a little more dimension to your work. I’ve added some examples of what I’m talking about.    

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