a MUST to use flash?


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pooQy

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I've observed quite a few shopping mall fashion shoots and private indoor events....

Is it a must to use flash + diffuser when shooting?

For myself, I've been shooting w/o the aid of flash even in low light conditions. (Not even the built-in flash, which is think is quite limited) I simply adjust the aperture and shutter speed to compensate.

I intend to try out shooting @ Fashion events. Any tips? :angel:
 

pooQy

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not necessary but best to have :)
if it's in a brightly lit mall, w/o flash should be ok right?

My understanding is that, flash with diffuser in this case fills in the shadow parts of the subject.
 

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For me... Indoor event shoot, unless you really have a very fast lens or want to have alot of shadows.... it is NFNT.... :bsmilie:
 

zac08

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Yes, to fill in the shadows....

If you're just looking for snaps, then up to you....
 

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I've observed quite a few shopping mall fashion shoots and private indoor events....
Is it a must to use flash + diffuser when shooting?
Put on your flash, take pictures of the same object with flash and without. Compare. Decide for yourself.
Flash is additional light from a defined source. It's up to you and your concept / idea whether flash is helpful or not. Keep in mind: flash can be adjusted in its output to be balanced with existing light (see "fill flash").
 

ortega

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if you learn to control the flash

you will be able to fill in the shadows or create shadows if you want
the colours will also be more vibrant

give it a try
 

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Thanks all for your comments/input.

As advised, i will probably look around to borrow a flash to try out the effects. Hands-on speaks for itself.
 

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