Family Photo Tips All This Week. Day 1: Use Fill-Flash Outdoors

I am have fun getting my pictures and photo tips together for my talk on family photography at the Upper West Side Apple store on February 26th in NYC. 

While I am in the family photo mood, I thought I'd post some of my favorite family photos and tips here on my blog.

Today's tip: Use fill-flash outdoors.

A flash fills in shadows. It compresses the brightness range of a scene. It can also add contrast to a scene.

Click here for an article that I wrote on daylight fill-in flash.

All of these pictures, except for the dark shot, are daylight fill-in flash shots. Master your flash, and you'll get better family photos, as well as photographs of strangers.

Explore the light,
P.S. You can also use daylight fill-in flash when photographing animals. :-)