Cactus collection

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One of the photography skills I want to work on is learning to use fill flash. My Fujifilm camera has a setting in which it shoots two sequential images, one without the flash and one with the flash. I recently decided to play around with it while shooting some cactus plants in bright sunlight; in some cases, I couldn’t see any difference with the flash and without. But some of the images looked much better with the flash.

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Without flash

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With flash; I think this one has more texture and color

Most of my favorite shots were the ones where the flash fired, deepening the colors and emphasizing the small details.

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But not all of my images needed the flash to look good, like these last three.

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5 Comments »

  1. #1 is mammallaria,
    #2 is echinocactus (golden barrel)
    #3 is also mammillaria family
    #4 is kalanchoe, common name “flapjack”, succulent
    #5 is euphorbia Suzanne
    #6 is a ferrocactus, with a flower from the Tacoma Stens tree
    #7 is fairy duster

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