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Outdoor Shadows on Subjects' Faces

I am taking some outdoor photos this weekend for a golf scramble and am concerned there will be shadows on the subjects' faces from the golf hats. If I use a flash, will that overexpose the face? What can I do to eliminate the shadow? Thank you for any advice.

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6/3/2004 8:42:06 AM

Dave Cross   Hi Chrystina. Use your on-camera flash to fill in the shadows. You need to reduce the output or the pictures will look un-natural. Some cameras allow "auto reduction of fill flash" - otherwise, a couple of layers of tissue over the flash head should do it.

If you are taking more "formal" posed shots, an assistant with a white card (about 2 feet square) or a white brolly can reflect some of the natural light up under the hats. Anything with a flat white finish will do - avoid silver (too harsh) and anything coloured.

Check up on any photography restrictions on the course - any restrictions depend on the level of golf being played (and how much money is at stake). Cheers, DC

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6/4/2004 5:32:30 AM

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