Aug 27, 2014
While I started with interchangeable lens camera 9 years ago with the Nikon D70s, it was only this year that I had gotten myself an external flash.
And I am kicking myself for it.
Like many, my initial perception of flash photography was formed by looking at pictures taken with tiny, built-in flash. Whether the camera itself is a point-and-shoot, SLR or camera phone, the result is the same harsh and unflattering exposure. I preferred the slightly darker and grainy pictures with no flash almost every time.
That changed in the past 8 months.
Since getting myself the Panasonic GX7 last Christmas, my interest in photography had increased. I got curious about flash again. I read that bouncing flash off ceiling and wall helps diffuse the light, and even tried it on the built-in flash on the GX7, which can be tilted up. But it wasn't much better.