Why? It scares me, it defies me to control it, demands manual control for best results. And mostly, it beats me… so much so that I bought this book, this flash, this camera, and finally, this lens to wrestle back control at the darker points of the my photographic adventure.
If I am honest with myself, I don’t know how to use it correctly, and have the photographic evidence to prove it! This post from Photocritic.Org might just put me on the path to flash redemption, and cure me of my past sins..
It can cast harsh shadows, especially when you forget to remove the lens hood!
It can wash EVERYTHING out. And off course, there is Red Eye!
It can reflect in glasses, windows… even been known to sparkle of the odd shiny nose or forehead.
And if you are using it, so is everybody else. Flash attack from all angles!
It can work out all right