E-P3: first photos

Started Jun 26, 2011 | Discussions thread
tedolf
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Re: No built in flash is a marketing disaster...had to be done, I agree
In reply to Everdog, Jun 27, 2011

Everdog wrote:

Even on a sunny day, a seperate flash/lighting equipment is better than a built-in flash, and a built-in flash is better than no flash.

Try shooting a portrait with a sunset in the background without a flash. Even a weak built-in flash will help.

On a bicycle ride this weekend we did some "product glamour" shots of a girl dringing a soda just for fun. The sun was bright and we did the shots under a cafe umbrella. 1/64th power on the E-pl1 flash was just enough to lift the shadows and add a highlight to the soda can.

Integrated TTL auto fill flash is one of the most useful advances of moderrn photography ever. This used to be icredibly complicated with exteranl fixed power strobes and film. Lots of calculations that I never really got quite right.

Tedolph

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