I've been working on using flash for fill light this past week and it's been completely screwing with me. I don' t even know anymore when I used the flash and when I didn't. Is there somewhere that tells you if your flash fired or not in the exif? Some pictures it's obvious, but others I'm not sure. Anyway, here are a couple for c & c... Pic #1 : f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 500 @ 58mm w/a 24-105 f/4L lens Judging by the shutter speed set at 1/250, I'm assuming my flash fired, but at this distance, it didn't light my subject much...I still have blown out spots in the sky and on the fence... Pic #2: I know the flash fired in this shot because of the lights in her eyes, but I still have blown out sky..any suggestions? smaller aperture? :scratch: Here is the info I have: f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 500 @ 50mm w/same lens Pic #3: I took my girl back outside after dinner and shot this last picture, no flash. The lighting was better, but only was able to shoot a few until total meltdown with little sister and session was over..so frustrating!!! f/4, 1/640, ISO 800 @50mm w/same lens Thanks for taking the time to look and comment.