When you first pick up a camera and a couple of lenses, the next accessory on the list is usually a flash. While it's pretty easy to make a flash produce enough light for a good exposure, it's rather hard to make these flash-lit images look good. This challenge usually relegates the flash to an option of last resort, only used in the darkest situations. I hope to alleviate any fears you have of your flash in this video.
With a brief portrait shoot, I'll show you a quick flash compensation trick, a way to get your flash to match the color of surrounding light, give you a brief introduction to light modifiers, teach you about light angles, and then bring it all together for a practical photo.