6. On-Camera Flash

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Nikon D800 • ISO 640 • 1/320 sec. • f/2 • 85mm lens

An on-camera flash can light an entire scene or just add that extra sparkle to your subject’s eye

So far I’ve laid the technical groundwork for making great portraits. I’ve covered a few different lighting scenarios too, namely natural sunlight outdoors and existing indoor lighting. Whether you’re shooting indoors or outdoors, there will come a time when the existing light just won’t be enough. Perhaps you’ll want to brighten your subject’s face a little more, or maybe it will be just too dark to make a proper exposure at all. Occasions like these are when it’s finally time ...

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