6D and 85mm f/1,8

Started May 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
SleebusJones Junior Member • Posts: 40
Re: 6D and 85mm f/1,8

Kasper FC wrote:

Maybe because of the on camera flash?

Yep, definitely because of the on camera flash.  To get good shadow modeling, you need to shoot light across your subject.  Shooting directly at your subject gives you a flat result.

Depending on the position of the sun, you can use it as your key, and then fill with the flash from the other side so shadows aren't so harsh.  If you use it from behind as in your shot, then you can use your flash as key, but may want to dial it back a stop so you don't get overly harsh shadows.

It also depends on what kind of effect you are trying to get, there's a zillion different ways to shoot portraits. 

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