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    Default Flash issues.

    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
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    Flash is used in for variety of reasons including the following:

    -- use as fill flash to bring out details in shadow area under bright sunlight situations
    -- illuminate the person when person is standing with his/her back against bright lights
    -- allow the camera to photograph a person while keeping other distracting area in the dark
    -- "freeze motion" a person as a person may not stand still for minutes for sharp image to be taken

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    Default Re: Flash issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
    Why is using flash in anyway related to shutter speed?
    Why will many want to use a slower shutter speed if not using flash?
    There are in no way or another linked to each other imo.

    Like wad Squid has mentoned, bascially its act as a fill, or a primary light source, to reduce contrast, lift shadows and to "freeze" ur subjects blah blah blah..

    Flash photography in itself is an art and good flash photography can open up a whole new world of creativity. Its scientific in another sense as well (etc. inverse square of law, exposure variation due to flash to subject distance..)

    I believe some read up in google will do u gd in the long run friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
    Are u serious ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
    yes, you can, just ask your subjects move like a sloth, and your shoot everything with high ISO or on tripod.
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    Default Re: Flash issues.

    Flash may sometimes help to enhance a picture.

    See http://neilvn.com/tangents/

    I think he is a master in flash. Although he has a 5D and D3, he still believes that flash is still necessary.

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    another reason is flash helps when dont have fast lenses.
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    Default Re: Flash issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
    When do people regularly turn on the lights? Can't they move around using a slower pace?
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
    From your question are you asking why not use a slower shutter speed instead of flash in a low light condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    yes, you can, just ask your subjects move like a sloth, and your shoot everything with high ISO or on tripod.
    I think this answer your question.

    There is lots of reason to use flash. For me i would even use flash when the sun is very bright or you can term it as harsh. I cannot wait for the sun to go away so have to fill flash to lighten the shadows. Even you can wait for the sun to go down you will get a longer shadow.

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    toTS ..

    read more ??? the answer can be googled quite easily....
    You may want to look at the strobist website, exact details found on google....

    Have fun buying a external flash unit !!!

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    Default Re: Flash issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
    I think that you had partially answered your own questions i.e. why some people use flash regularly is because they cannot or do not want to use a slower shutter speed.

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