I decided to test out my flash and receivers with my friend Angelia.
As you can see in the first image, the flash created a very ”blown out” exposure on her left shoulder.
In this second image, the exposure is a little more even, aside from her right shoulder being bright from the sun. Because the sun is coming from her right side, she should have a much darker shadow on the left side of her face. I used my flash to null the shadow and create a more even exposure across her entire face. If you look closely, you will also see a little ”glimmer” of light in her eyes; this is from the flash as well. I feel this affect makes her look even more ”alive” in the image and helps the viewer connect to her a little more.
These images were shot without a soft box, which is why the flash was very harsh in only specific areas of the frame.