A few days after seeing the flash on Craigslist I remembered that I've made a little money from advertising and sponsored blog posts. I checked my accounts and sure enough, I had enough money for the flash plus a little extra! I asked Hubby if I could "borrow money from him" until my money got here and I would pay him back (with interest as an added incentive). He agreed!
Look what I picked up last week!
*Photo taken with my cell phone.
It's a Canon Speedlite 420EX. It's a basic flash, nothing special but it works for what I want it to do. I want to be able to bounce and diffuse my flash. This does the job!
Look at what a difference this flash makes!
Without any flash.
Using the on-camera flash.
My Canon Speedlite 420EX external flash bounced off the ceiling.
I'm SO EXCITED about my flash! Unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to play with it. We've had a bunch of family stuff going on over the past couple of weeks and most of it has been outdoors (you know, the 4th of July stuff...). I look forward to doing some indoor shots soon!
Do you have an external flash? What do you have and how do you use it?