African wild dogs greeting in the Okavango Delta

African wild dogs greeting in the Okavango Delta

One great lesson I learnt about flash photography, especially with regards to wildlife, is the fact that with less ambient light you need to dial the flash output down. It does sound counter intuitive but it does make an image look more natural without a huge big white light blowout. This image was made with the flash dialed 2 1/2 stops down. These wild dogs were greeting way after sunset when there was just enough light to colour the dust they kicked up- a warm gelled flash dialed way back brought out the detail in the dogs and preventing another silhouette type image of wild dogs.

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