Issue 17 of Street photography
In a flash
Now you're really getting started, thus far into this course. Time now to introduce a kind of photography that even the most advanced street photographer sometimes forgoes - flash photography. Camera in one hand, flash in the other and you're ready to create some really dramatic photos by controlling the light.
What you need
Apart from your own camera, an external flash and a cable between the both for more flexibility.
Working with your flash you on one hand (!) control the lighting and on the other you get at really special feeling in the image. Flash is perfect for 10 feet distance from the person you shoot. And remember: You only have one shot, then you're discovered and the chance for surprise is gone.
Challenge (for you who dare): Shoot with a flash. Use Zone focusing (see bit 12) and get some quick and wondrous street portraits.