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19-09-2010, 10:32pm

Just recently purchased a 50d & Tamron 17-50 2.8 and lets just say i'm going through the motions of playing and taking a lot of shots of nothing in particular but enjoying just playing with settings and seeing the effect.

On the weekend the kids were heading to a dress up party so i got them out the back and took a number of photos. The sun was high 11am and as can be seen this created quite harsh shadows and therefore i used the flash in the second shot.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5003557863_c3f96ce8c3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idrive5/5003557863/)
IMG_0204 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idrive5/5003557863/) by idrive5 (http://www.flickr.com/people/idrive5/), on Flickr

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4108/5003557245_d1fdbb2c22_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idrive5/5003557245/)
IMG_0205 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idrive5/5003557245/) by idrive5 (http://www.flickr.com/people/idrive5/), on Flickr

I guess just after advice as techniques to avoid this and/or improve shooting in these conditions.

Thanks in advance

19-09-2010, 10:34pm
Sorry - I can't see your pics... is it just me, or can others not see them also?


19-09-2010, 10:36pm
mmm - I thought i linked the properly :sad68:

Any tips?

19-09-2010, 10:57pm
Linking sorted!

Very cute! Maybe some fill flash to kill the shadows on the face?

20-09-2010, 9:36pm
your fill flash worked quite well in the second. I guess the main rule is try not to shoot in full sunlight in the middle of the day - if you can help it! Try to find a bit of shade at least, or even invest in a scrim or similiar. If I have to shoot in the middle of the day, I have a 5 in 1 reflector that I use to diffuse the sun coming through - that way all the shadows are even.

Much easier to work with!