Flash units and accessories can make a difference in your outdoor photography
By Ibarionex R. Perello
Published March 1, 2005
Electronic flash helps provide a photographer greater control over the lighting of a subject. It can supply just the right amount of fill light to illuminate the foreground of a landscape, and it can bring out the details and color of a flower photographed with a macro lens. Regardless of the subject, a flash provides the ability to control and shape light to suit your vision of the scene. Whether it’s a dedicated TTL flash, ring light or wireless slave, these small portable "suns" that we stuff in our camera bags can make a world of difference.
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