Recently I got the opportunity to shoot my friend Marissa and practice a new technique I have been reading about a lot lately called fill flash. Let's face it with clients the "magic hours" during the day are not the most convenient especially in the summer. I shot all these photos with the model facing away from the sun and popped off a flash and I couldn't believe the difference it made. Gone were a lot of those harsh shadows which made editing so much easier. I recommend going out and playing with either your built in flash or an external one which I found for pretty cheap.