First, you have to understand LIGHT, and it's properties, then what flash/artificial light is capable of, and then what modifiers are capable of ... then you will start grasping the whole sheebang called ... 'LIGHT'!
Ask yourself, what is (conventional) photography all about?
so yeah i'll say external flash is important in dimlit indoor photography especially if u wanna get moving objects
Last edited by willdoang; 11th November 2010 at 08:07 AM.
i buy i sell i use, repeat, such are the vicious endless cycle of GAS
Is on board pop up flash enough? No.
How to use external flash? Here you go:
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do consider balance on your body... when i was still very new on my d5000 i once paired it with a 28-70 and a nissin di622 flash... finger pain... (but of course 28-70 is monstrous in size)
the d5000 doesn't come with original nikon battery grip though (although got 3rd party)
i think if you are willing to sacrifice range, getting a pro lens like the 17-55 would help reduce low light hunting...
also things to keep a look out for when you do your e-learning:
-find out how to balance ambient and flash light.. very easy to end up overpowering one with the other
-find out how flash exposure compensation works...
and no matter how many people you see doing it... diffusing flash is not just about slapping a diffusion device like a hard cap or a lightsphere dome or look-a-like and just firing straight up (unless you absolutely need to)
make full use of any large surfaces like nearby walls to do bounce flash, should give better looking directional lighting
hope this helps