I hate flashes. I really do. I hate the antiseptic feel; the hard shadows; the unnatural light. You'll never see me use a flash.
Of course, this is because I have no idea how to use a flash properly.
I think I've popped the little built in flash on my D200 about three times and hated every single moment of it. As a result I think I've got very good at hand holding the camera - sometimes up to half a second. The stabilization in my primary lens doesn't hurt either (neither does my 80mm 1.8f lens).
But I think I might be missing out.
I need to learn how to use a flash properly.
To this end, I've been reading Strobist a lot recently and man are there some great photographs there. And of course it all looks very geeky and fun.
Check out more of the photographer's work - isn't it astounding?
I think I've been too much of a no-flash snob.
Hmmm. My birthday is just around the corner…