Today's Photo Minute

Using fill flash for outdoor portraits

The Concept:

In Today’s Photo Minute, Brian Osborne teaches about using the flash outside for portraits as a fill light source and demonstrates a couple of shots in the video.

The Assignment:

Put your camera on Program mode and take some shots outside in both the sun and in the shade with and without the flash. See if you can observe some of the benefits of using a flash outside such as filling in the shadows, better color, etc.

If you haven’t taken our Flash 1 and then Flash 2 classes, consider attending them virtually as we go in to much more detail about the benefits of fill flash, how to get soft light, camera and flash settings and so much more. Check out our schedule at