Was going through my old pictures from this past summer and found a couple photographs that illustrate a nice point for beginners to learn. These were taken in Elat, Israel at 1600 ISO, f/3.8, 1/5 sec exposure (although the photo doesn't look it, it was pretty dark outside) on a Nikon D80 - just snapping multiples of the same picture while other people were standing next to me with their point-and-shoots. Well, one of the photos happened to occur at the same time as one of the flashes on one of the point-and-shoots went off, and here's the difference. The original: The sucky on-camera flash: Not that these are good photos, but they should be a good learning tool for beginners. Note that besides the shadow on the wall, note the shadow caused by the bench on the ground as well as the loss of shadow on the bush, as well as the glare.