Flash photography is essential in getting optimum lighting for portraits when you work in less than perfect conditions. Granted, if you can shoot in natural sunlight for all your portraits, that would be ideal. Natural daylight is God-given and will always appear…well, natural.

However, this doesn’t mean that flash photography looks unnatural. Used wrongly, it will look unnatural. With the right guidance, flash photography is a powerful tool in your lighting arsenal that will help your portraits shine even with the worst possible light conditions (pun intended).

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Andy Lim
Author of SimpleSLR Photography Guides