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External Flash

Nightclub Photography Flash Get an external flash unit that has a flash head that can tilt and swivel. You'll need this so that you can bounce the flash off the ceiling or walls.

If you can afford it, get a Canon Speedlite Flash instead of a third party flash because they work better with Canon camera bodies.

  • Canon Speedlite 600EX Flash
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX Flash
  • The accessory I highly recommend would be the Sto-fen Omnibounce diffuser. It's small, lightweight, and very affordable flash diffuser. I've tried the Gary Fong diffusers and I found them too big and bulky and the quality of light wasn't all that much better than a Sto-Fen Omnibounce.

    Learn more about flash photography from the following sources below.

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