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In Focus: The Basics of External Flash Photography

  1. External flash units are a wonderful tool to have. Besides their practical advantages—they are powerful illuminators of low light scenes, great for providing fill light for daylight shots, help eliminate red eye and can even help save camera battery life—they also can be easily positioned and directed, allowing you to get even more creative with your shots. This series of articles introduces some basic techniques to start you off on the wonders of external flash photography.