Speedlight Flash


I See Mommy! – Courtesy of Daniel Diggelmann (Aerobat)

Light is the photographer’s friend! Controlling light is the primary thing that separates excellent from not-so-excellent photographers. On beautiful, balmy summer evenings, the light wraps around the land and gives us that so-called golden hour that we crave. However, some days are rainy, and some are dark and gloomy.

As photographers, we want to take pictures. We don’t want to stop just because the sun won’t cooperate. We need light that we can take with us, and we want it to be available quickly. We need a Speedlight!

Fortunately, your D800 has a built-in Speedlight (

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