Flash issues.


leowyien

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When do people regularly use flash? Cant they use a slow shutter speed?
 

Squid

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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
 

Numnumball

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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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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.
 

Reportage

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another reason is flash helps when dont have fast lenses.
 

paesyl

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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.

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 !!!

Happy shooting.... ;)
 

kklee

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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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