Hey all Reading through many of the topics in both the beginner and beyond basics forums, especially the ones related to wedding photography, I'm very curious - why is the use of flash in most instances not allowed in churches? This seems to be the case in the USA, is this also applicable to other countries? Would be interesting to hear the comments of wedding photographers in Europe, Asia, etc. I'm a wedding photographer from South Africa, and as a matter of courtesy always ask the minister weeks before the wedding if I may use flash in the church. I've never received a "no". Even in all my years of attending weddings as a guest, the use of flash in the church and during the ceremony has never been disallowed. So the purpose of this topic is to ask, why do so many churches in the USA have a no-flash policy?