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Yes. Also: Get filters. There are TWO kinds of filter sets: One consists of all kinds of chipper colors, using these in eg building ruins (off camera!!) is immense fun. The other consists of color matching filters, and is pretty vital if you want to add an accent to indoor lighting without getting very strange color balances. You want both. Also, get a ...


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For indoor photography of a few subjects, dealing with light trough a speedligth makes sense. This is not an equipment dedicated to advanced photographers, it only matters on the needs you have. Just avoid direct lighting and use the walls or the ceiling to reflect and diffuse the light in a natural way.


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You should install YN 622 in the hot shoe, and a manual flash on it. And even better use a wireless transmitter(installed on YN 622) for your 560, for example, RF-603 or YN560-tx


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A speedlight is a great addition to your kit. I suggest learning about bounce flash. As you experienced, the built-in flash on your camera produces garish results because it's inline with the lens. Moving the flash off camera is a way to improve the lighting, but that is cumbersome. Bounce lighting has the effect of moving the light off your camera even ...


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Definitely. Even though that camera has some bounce flash capabilities built in (most pop-up flashes don't), there are still several significant reasons to own a separate flash: External flashes are less prone to red-eye because they're more vertically spaced from the lens. External flashes are less prone to visible shadows from wide-angle lenses. External ...


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Manual flash is great for exposure control -- especially when using flash mainly for fill (shooting in harsh direct sun, for instance, or in shade with a bright background). However, that makes it less than ideal for a beginner. What I'd recommend is at least a flash with some auto exposure capability, or ideally one that can work with the camera's metering ...


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Does it make sense to buy [a] Speedlight? Absolutely if what you want to learn and achieve is good on-camera bounce flash. That is exactly what a speedlight with a head that tilts and swivels is designed to do that a pop-up flash cannot. However, very few of us would think a pop-up flash is "too strong". It's likely that you still need to learn ...


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The a6100 built in flash is on a flexible mount that can be tilted back to bounce its light off of a low ceiling. This will reduce the amount of light falling on the subject and what light falls on the subject will come from a better direction. This reduces the “deer in the headlights” look typical of much flash photography…which is probably what you don’t ...


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