Comments: This was a straight forward photo taken after a soccer championship. Bright overhead sun was causing facial shadows so fill-flash was a must. After manually metering off the grass I turned on the flash and added about 2/3 of a stop of "plus" flash compensation because of the overly bright background. Bright backgrounds can fool the flash into underexposing somewhat.
When making fill-flash photos on-the-fly without time for careful measuring I usually take my best guess with flash compensation, make a few pictures, then make a few more using no compensation. That usually yields at least one or two photos I can live with. HC
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