All the time! I can't imagine the world without those heavenly lightsource!
Depends. It's too subjective to make a statement.
Seldom. I can't tolerate those terrifying lightning poseurs!
What's a flash?
This topic is so lame it should get FLUSHED away :x
off camera flash is like those studios. Check out www.strobist.com for off-camera flash.
yes!... when natural light cant do the job.
yes, most of the time using external flash...
I try to avoid using flash if I can. But I won't force it either. Picture with flash is better than a blurry picture.
Yes as I take lots of indoor event shots but even outdoor you would sometimes need flash to fill dark areas.
"It is best to shoot with available light, by that i mean any #*&&%$* available light!" -quote
I much prefer natural light, so no flash..
personally, i think flash photography is a different ball game. master flash photography, it will bring yr photography skill up to a new level.
i think 50% of the pics i shot were with flash. most of them with onboard flash, fill-in.
wandering around with the external flash at all time is awkward for my working environment
My flash usage so far is once every few months....
Don't need it actually, unless I shoot portraits or grp photos..
I fire fill in flash whenever needed
Hey jus wondering, does a pop up flash with diffuser make pictures look better?
the use of bounce flash is very powerful in creating softer light albeit at the expense of higher power but if u have enough battery to spare then go for bounce flash. pop up flashes have diffusers but i think you can improvise using small white cardboard that works perhaps like a periscope, a double bounce (back then forth) but u'll waste more power.
an external flash will be better because of the rotating head to bounce in all directions.
a sample shot i took at night where i almost couldnt focus by bouncing on a big wall just right behind me (flash was elevated though)
here's the setting for reference
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Focal Length: 85 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Return not detected
I avoid using flash indoors. Funny thing is, I mostly use my flash outdoors, when the sun is at the back of my subject.
Here I use it in typical indoor situations where there will probably not be enough light to take a normal hand-held well-exposed photo.