Chapter 10: Flash Photography



As sensitive as the Sony A77 is to light, there are times when it requires a little help via additional lighting, such as when photographing indoors. This can be accomplished easily and conveniently with the camera’s built-in flash. However, the flash is a low-powered unit and has insufficient output to illuminate a large room. It should be regarded as a supplemental rather than a primary light source. If you anticipate doing much interior work, you should consider getting an attachable external flash unit that fits on the camera’s accessory or “hot shoe” (figure 10-1). These units will double, and can ...

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