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Americo, try getting a SC-17 (less than $40) to move the flash off camera, you can hold it in your left hand after you acquire focus, especially on some of the closer in shots, and bounce the light off the ceiling. Don't have any young'uns here to demonstrate at the moment, but I'll see if the cats will cooperate later. If you do manage to find your way to any of the following: SB-600, SB-800, SB-700, SB-900, or SB-910, you can even eliminate the cord and use the pop up flash to trigger the flash remotely. Lots of fun with remote flashes In the past, people have walked in and I've got one on the stove and one on the washer/dryer while shooting something, but now I've got some inexpensive stands as well.
Cool, I can't wait to see the results! For me using flash has been a fun learning experience mostly because I learned by just putting it on and adjusting randomly until it looked good to my eye. Years later I found strobist.com to teach me even more however I still just adjust to taste because it goes way over my head! To the best of my knowledge setting the camera to "M" mode if not already, adjust aperture to f/8 or so, shutter speed to above 200, and also I like using ISO 100 or even 50! I have...Show more →