Photography Tip # 1
This is the first in our series of photography tips aimed at helping you take better photos.
Portrait photos outdoors
When taking portraits outdoors, it is always a good idea to use the flash to fill in dark shadows on your subjects face. This may be a problem with some compact cameras, since the flash may only fire automatically when there is insufficient light, but check your manual and see if it is possible to manually fire the flash.
Alternatively, you may have a portrait setting that will take care of this for you.
Try it out and let me know how you go! Happy snapping! :)