JessieKB wrote in post #17840753
Thank you so much for your reply! Great advice I will take it all on board thank you. Even in shade I am having the same problem though I am hoping I will get it right really soon. I still don't know all my camera setting or how to edit well yet. I absolutely loved my Wedding Photographers they really inspired me to buy a proper camera
This Photo was taken by my Wedding Photographer even at 3pm the colours on the face are smooth and creamy and nice colour even though highlighted.
I would really love for my photos to be this nice one day.
Thank you so much again Gonzogolf I really appreciate your advice.
Hmm, Jessie, I actually find the skin tones in that photo on the sallow side, as if the poor bridegroom suffered from some kind of liver ailment. I honestly find the tones in your photo to be more true to life, although they do suffer from the washing-out problems due to the harsh lighting mentioned above.
If you're just starting out, I'd suggest getting some practice with natural light before you start using your flash. Find some open shade, or shoot under an overcast sky. Once you've got that down, move onto full sunlight (just not noon), and learn to work your shadows and highlights. Once you've got that down, get into flashwork. Right now you need to SEE and learn how light works, and the sun is the best source to do that: your flash doesn't have a modeling light and will just confuse you and frustrate you right now.