Why use an external flash?


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Why use an external flash?

When the popup flash on your camera isn't right for your situation, you might want to move to an external flash. Now, I'm sure that an external flash is not any kind of big surprise to you, you've probably seen them; you may already have one. This is kind of a mid-size, external flash. There are bigger ones, and kind of a key defining thing between a flash of one size and a flash of a bigger or smaller size is simply output. A bigger flash is going to be able to throw out more light. That's going to give you more range, will be able to illuminate things farther away. It will allow you to simply pour more light into the scene in front of you.

But there are some other advantages to external flash. Ashley, could you hold that for a minute; Thank you. They can tilt, they can swivel. That gives me the ability to take my flash, and use it to turn something else in the room into a light source. And that can be a very powerful way of getting a particular type of illumination into your scene. I c...

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