Extreme contrast is a problem for film and digital photography, especially the problem when taking digital images. When highlights and shadows are too extreme, details in both areas will disappear. Even when you try to “average” exposure, compromise between bright and dark areas, shadows tend to go (black) and the highlights are clean. With digital photography, even subtle differences, contrast can mean complete loss in detail in highlights. Therefore, try your best to avoid contrasting situations. Evenly distributed lighting is a classic example of what should be avoided, but we’ve seen portraits carried out on cloudy (bright cloudy) days that show a loss of detail in skin color because contrast is just a little too much for digital cameras to handle. Make sure you understand this, especially if you’re going to capture the important moments, like for the wedding photography.
Apart from that, pay attention to flash output. If you have a problem with flash on a compact digital camera to be too strong, this is the solution. First, if you can program flash output by reducing it (by setting to -1, or -2, etc.). But if you find that it still puts too much light, hold your index finger partially above the head of the flash when making an image.
It doesn’t seem logical, but the output flash is so strong that this is really a good trick to do. Not only this has been very successful in knocking out the light output for us, it has also warmed the light of the flash. The flash light will go through your finger will be softer, calmer, and much warmer.
And finally, remember the camera settings. It’s easy to change white balance, ISO, etc., in your camera settings, all in the same photography session. But it’s not always so easy to remember to change their settings back – especially when in the blazing heat of excitement! We can take care of this problem with a colored piece of gaffer tape, which we move to an area that can be seen easily as a reminder that we have made changes to the initial settings.