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Some of the best and award-winning food photographers use only existing light as far as possible.
But whether one uses existing light or artificial light sources, it's still imperative that one knows how to control light, and to use what's required for a given task be it one or multiple sources, including modification.
There's always more than one way to skin a cat, and KISS is always a good approach, but while I try to use as few sources as possible for technical reasons, I won't hesitate to build-up the set with what ever lights necessary. However, the opposite side of the equation are the folks that add and add light on indiscriminately.
You mentioned adding an opposing flash to counter one set of shadows earlier, but what it also does is add another set of shadows. Look at a football game where 4 light sources are used to light up the playing field. Each player has FOUR sets of shadows!
Also, using speedlights (as opposed to using studio flash) is one of the easiest ways of making life living hell, because you literally do not have prolonged preview.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 3rd February 2009 at 07:06 PM.