I never use a flash even for people. I don't like the unnatural light and colors produced by flashes.
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Well, yes and no. How about it being used as fill flash?
Like the way Joe McNally uses like 6 SB800s in his compositions.
Anyway, I haven't learned enough about flash yet, so I'll have to leave that aside as well.
I usually fill in the shadows in post processing using Capture NX's D-Lighting which works very well actually, even when doing JPG's.
This was done with a point and shoot camera. A friend of mine sent me this picture to "fix" it. Here's the before D-Lighting:
and here's after:
again, this was just with some point and shoot she used.
Good sample gentoo. Actually Capture NX does smarter D-Lighting than any firmware I know and it is always better to live it for post processing in my opinion, especially for JPEG.
On the other hand flashes could give very good results if used with good setup which includes umbrellas, bounced light, soft boxes, or diffusers.
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