Up Against the Wall

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STRAIGHT FLASH BE UGLY, RIGHT? You can take someone who has a wisp of a chance of being attractive, and easily turn them into Quasimodo via the transformational wonders of bad light.

But sometimes it’s the only game in town. Sometimes, you have to use it. And sometimes, maybe, it’s not so bad. Given my well-announced criticisms of straight flash on the camera, I thought I’d take a look at it and see what happens when you’re locked in to one light, perched on the camera, on axis with the lens.

It might be my overactive imagination, but when I’m looking at someone through the lens with a flash on the camera, I always have the ...

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