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    Hello! So obv i am new to this and would like to understand why and when i would you a addiotional flash other then the built in one on my camera?
    If i'm being honest i was out on my lunchbreak and i bought one. Not an expensive one but I see everyone else with them so figured...... i must need one too.
    Thanks~ Tammy
    Tammy

    Canon T1i 18-55 IS, 55-250IS, EF50mm f1.8 II, Canon 24-70/2.8L

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    Flash

    Hi,
    Since you have gone ahead and purchased one already use it, and I'm sure the rusults will speak for themselves.

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    • #3
      It's so you can have additional lighting options. Use the on-camera flash and all your shots will look the same. Use off-camera lighting and you have unlimited options!
      wHy sO sErIoUs?

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      • #4
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        Really, that simple huh? lol I bet that was a silly question for all the pros out there! I figured I would play with it tonight and see if I can tell what kind of difference it makes on different types of shots. :
        Tammy

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        • #5
          Thanks! I am anxious to get home and play around with it. We will see if i can figure out how to use it.
          Tammy

          Canon T1i 18-55 IS, 55-250IS, EF50mm f1.8 II, Canon 24-70/2.8L

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          • #6
            You'll generally find that a separate flash unit will have more power (RR RR RRRG!)
            This will allow you to a) increase you flash to subject distance, b) shoot as a higher f-stop or both.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tamster View Post
              Really, that simple huh?
              Just as simple as taking a lunch break and purchasing a flash.
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              • #8
                LOL.... Yea I'm spontaneous like that..jk .People actually laugh at me at the random things I do on my lunch breaks. so one more hr and i will be trying this out and come back on here really feeling silly at how easy the whole matter was. Oh well....
                Tammy

                Canon T1i 18-55 IS, 55-250IS, EF50mm f1.8 II, Canon 24-70/2.8L

                Facebook: Creative Captures by Tammy Petry

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                • #9
                  The built in pop up flashes are a piece of crap. The external flashes are more versatile. You can dial down the flash output, set it off to the side and use a remote to trigger it and by using three or four, you got yourself a portable studio. Check out strobists.com or Joe McNally's Blog.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tamster View Post
                    so one more hr and i will be trying this out and come back on here really feeling silly at how easy the whole matter was. Oh well....
                    Well, there's a little more to it than that. I'd suggest getting it off the camera and onto a stand with a umbrella or softbox. Then, you'll need a remote trigger system to trigger the flash when the shutter release is pressed. Then, you'll have a whole new world to explore.
                    wHy sO sErIoUs?

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                    • #11
                      so... what did you buy?

                      depending on wat it is will dictate how useful it is, and what you can do with it.
                      they are usefull ON and OFF camera. ...i have three
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                      • #12
                        ...

                        hmmmm really? ... ok now I'm nervous I'm scared to take it outta the box much less Off the camera...

                        Originally posted by CheaperKings View Post
                        Well, there's a little more to it than that. I'd suggest getting it off the camera and onto a stand with a umbrella or softbox. Then, you'll need a remote trigger system to trigger the flash when the shutter release is pressed. Then, you'll have a whole new world to explore.
                        Tammy

                        Canon T1i 18-55 IS, 55-250IS, EF50mm f1.8 II, Canon 24-70/2.8L

                        Facebook: Creative Captures by Tammy Petry

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                        • #13
                          As you know, photography is all about the light...

                          Check this out... Flash Photography with Canon EOS Cameras - Part I.
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                          • #14
                            Thank you! I have printed and will read this over.

                            Originally posted by lputman View Post
                            As you know, photography is all about the light...

                            Check this out... Flash Photography with Canon EOS Cameras - Part I.
                            Tammy

                            Canon T1i 18-55 IS, 55-250IS, EF50mm f1.8 II, Canon 24-70/2.8L

                            Facebook: Creative Captures by Tammy Petry

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                            • #15
                              what flash did you buy?
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