How To Use Fill Flash For Backlit Situations (Video)

It may seem strange to say that using flash outside, where there is plenty of light, can sometimes be a good idea – but it definitely can. One of the most common situations where you’ll find it useful to lighten up your subject with a bit of flash, is when you’re positioning your subject with a strong backlight behind them – if you don’t use a bit of fill flash, then your subject will probably turn out too dark.

This is where the idea of ‘fill flash’ comes in: just popping a small amount of flash on the subject so they are not lost in shadows. Here’s a really good video to show you just how to use fill-flash easily and effectively:


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