Hi Chris, like I said so do I . Depending on which model flash you have, it is still fairly easy to get this type of shot. I have the 540EZ, I normally use the flash with an off camera cord, in this case Canon's off-camera shoe cord 2, turn the camera on to Program, Full Auto, or if I am feeling really adventurous (and if I have the luxury of time)..manual. I often bounce the light off a card or a Lumiquest pocket bouncer, to achieve a more natural effect.
I know it sounds complicated, but once you start doing it on a regular basis, it almost becomes 2nd nature.
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