From one of my recent articles for someone...
Frequently wondered points about flash photography (basics and advanced):
1. They say pop-up flash ruins photos. It is true?
Yes and no. Pop-up flash eliminates all shadows as seen from the camera as it is located right above the lens. It can flatten up texture of a food image and ruin it. But it can provide a vivid and proper image when used on a non-reflecting surface with no texture. For example, shooting images of watercolor artwork on paper.
2. What is fill-in flash and flash as main light source? No such setting on my camera!
A flash is said to be used as fill-in flash when the flash illuminates the subject slightly to lighten up shadows. Example, a person in the midday sun has shadows under the nose/eyes. Use fill-in... [ Read more...