Chapter 2: Using an External Flash and Accessories
In This Chapter
Examining an external flash
Controlling an external flash
Exploring external flash techniques
As good as built-in pop-up flashes are (they’re certainly better than nothing), they have some limitations. They’re attached to your camera. You can’t tilt or swivel them. An external flash is a flash you can mount on your camera’s hot shoe (the bracket on the top of your dSLR/dSLT).
An external flash opens up a world of creative lighting possibilities: umbrellas, soft boxes, snoots. You get the idea. The trick is knowing what those possibilities are and how to take advantage of them. This chapter describes how to attach and get the most from an external flash.
Shedding Light on Flash Parts