An introduction to adding your own light to photos
Some people swear by them, some hate them. I am somewhere in between.
If I feel a shot could be enhanced with a bit of flash, I will use it but there are many ways of using it that look more natural than others.
As mentioned in the absolute beginners section, try not to use the camera’s built in flash if you can help it. There are many other options open to you and pretty much all will give better results.
All flashguns or speedlights do “in a nutshell”, is to add light when other natural or ambient light sources are low or otherwise unavailable. However, there is a whole lot more to a speedlight than that…the creative uses are only limited by your own imagination.
Flashguns come in all shapes and sizes so try not to get confused and bewildered. Most DSLR manufacturers also produce a range of speedlights so check them out and get whatever suits your photography and price bracket.
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