Friday, January 21, 2011
Wildlife Photography Tip #6: Use Flash When You Have To
The bird, a Japanese White Eye landed among the Cherry blossoms and was in fairly horrible light.
He wasn't much more than 6 feet away from me, standing under the tree. I removed my lens hood, popped up the camera flash, focused and fired.
Camera flash doesn't phase wildlife. I was able to let the camera flash recharge and took several more shots of this bird before it flew away. Keep in mind, an on-camera flash isn't effective for shots more than 10-12 feet away from you.
Flash photography is not my preferred method but, a shot made with flash on wildlife is better than going home with no shot at all !