Here's one of the flash photography shots that I took before I read the information about flash photography. This shot of green bean blooms was taken at 7:30 in the evening on Auto mode with flash on demand.
This is my first entry for Photo Quest #24.
All entries were taken with a Canon Powershot 540A and where all taken with the macro setting.
This is my first example of a bad flash shot. I'm too close and there is too much flash resulting in washed out details.
After reading the information in the flash photography link about filters, I decided that was what I needed to prevent over exposure and wash-out. This four o' clock was taken at 6:53 pm in auto mode with flash on. I used several layers of facial tissue as a filter.
This is entry #2 for Photo Quest.
Even with filters, this shot is all washed out and obviously taken with flash.
Taken in auto mode with flash on.
This is my third entry for Photo Quest. It is the one shot that I took the longest to achieve. This close-up of a
single petunia bloom was taken with 8 to 10 layers of facial tissue as a filter. I finally just held as much of it as I could with my left hand and pushed the shutter with my right. This was my thirteenth try at taking a good shot of this one flower!
It was taken at 7:02 in the evening, so there was still enough natural light that I didn't need flash to get a good shot. The flower was blooming away from me, and I couldn't stand in front of it without standing on other flowers, so I was leaning over to get the shot. That is why the other stems are going in all directions.
Here's the first shot I took of the petunia that is my third entry.
This one was taken with one two or three layers of tissue as a filter. I kept adding more layers until I reduced the amount of flash to light up the flower just right.
I learned a lot with this challenge!