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Why You Need a Dedicated Flash

By Jack Berglund
With the aid of my trusty model and some fruit, I will demonstrate why you need to stop using your built in flash and get a dedicated unit.

Built in camera flash:

A magnificent recreation of the deer in headlights effect. Unless this is the look you’re going for, this is not good.

Dedicated flash pointed at a white ceiling:

Bouncing of the ceiling has two advantages. The light is not coming directly from the camera which helps avoid the deer in headlights look and the light is much more diffuse leading to softer shadows. Both of these are things are good. Continue reading

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