Tip of the week with Beck Photographic

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If your camera has fill-in flash, try using it on outside portraits taken on a sunny day to lessen harsh shadows or on an overcast day to brighten faces make them stand out from the background.

If you feel confident with your camera, you could also try underexposing your image by a couple of stops, and then using fill-in flash to get a dramatic image with a dark background and the subject correctly exposed.

You can see this type of effect in lots of places, but particularly in sports portraits, eg footballers and rugby players.

Beck also runs beginners photographic training courses