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Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition by Tim Grey, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Flash

Many photographic situations require the use of flash to produce a well-exposed image. It can be used as a primary light source in dark environments, a way to freeze action, or as a fill flash to soften harsh lighting.

Fortunately, just about every digital camera worth considering includes a built-in flash. Many digital cameras also offer the ability to use accessory flashes, with some including a standard hot-shoe mount so that you can take advantage of the wide range of flashes available on the market.

On-Camera

The vast majority of digital cameras include a flash on the camera. This is certainly a convenient option, as we often find ourselves needing more light than the ambient conditions provide. However, we often find that the built-in ...

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