Today’s capture is an example of using fill light to add to a photo. While photographing at an abandoned farm, I came across this interesting weed and shot it against the setting sun. If I had taken the shot without the fill light, the picture would just be a black silhouette. The addition of the flash allowed much more of the weed’s detail to be seen.

My typical exposure settings for using a fill flash in daylight is to adjust my strobe (a Canon 430EX) to an exposure setting of negative 2/3 f-stop. This allows shadow areas to be illuminated without making the shot look like a flash was used.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/8000 second, f/4, ISO 100