But, not every moment is an HCB moment. Often enough, I’m taking pictures of the family, or friends, or pictures at work. And, that’s when I could use a decent flash.
I find that the built-in flashes on my cameras are both underpowered and hopelessly harsh. Since a flash would get me the shots that I want to get, it seems a no-brainer that I should get one. But I’m resisting.
Would my money be better spent on something else? Would a flash put me on a slippery slope toward the artificial? Would getting a flash mean getting a diffuser? An off-camera bracket?
And, if I considered buying one, which flash should I get? The major camera companies all have their own flashes. (The Panasonic flashes, however, seem to me to be very expensive.) Vivitar? Metz?