New Year's Eve, I decided that I didn't want to put the Big Honkin' Flash unit on my camera for the evening. I wanted to stay lower profile and just use the pop up flash.
I knew what I needed to get good photos and I chose not to use it. I have some nice photos, and I've got some duds. Mostly, I have duds because I didn't have the right flash.
If I know what I need and I have it, it makes no sense not to use it. Otherwise, why did I get it? So I could talk about it, or so I could capture the images that I wanted?
For my next trick, I'm going to work with my flash set to bounce more, and put a deflector on the flash to pop some light into folks eyes to grab a catch light, without red eye.