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Digital Nature Photography by John Barbara Gerlach

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10

Using Flash Effectively

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A single on-camera flash illuminated the face of this Sykes monkey at the Mountain Lodge near Mt. Kenya. The monkey was perched on a branch in deep shade so the much brighter background didn’t go completely black.

Using electronic flash to create wonderful images is a goal everyone can achieve. Unfortunately, many photographers are intimidated by these seemingly complicated devices. Digital photographers tend to quickly become comfortable with flash because they review the good (or poor) results of their efforts right away on the LCD monitor so they can make corrections until the images are pleasing.

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