Many photographers have a bit of a love-hate relationship with flash. On one hand, it’s a useful tool for when the sun goes down, helping you get images in tricky situations.

On the other hand, pictures taken with the flash on the camera often look terrible.

But why is this?

Simply put, we don’t normally see light from the same perspective as a camera does when you fire an on-camera flash. The direct lighting removes textures, leaving the image flat and dull.

The solution? Get the flash off of the camera!

I recently wrote an article for Digital Photography School to talk about this. At first this may sound super complicated, but with a bit of patience and practice, you can start producing some incredible and dramatic images, even when you don’t have the sun around to provide light for your shots.

Click the link below to check out the article!

Why Off-Camera Flash Isn’t as Scary as you Think