Any basic tips on flash? I mainly shoot cars, i'm starting to get a feel for night time stuff still messing around. If the vehicle is stationary i just crank my shutter speed down to 30 seconds and get fair results thus far, have only done this a couple times. The craziness with the lights is a little much for me IMO but my buddy really liked the picture I'm wanting to get night photos up at the starting line, the track has lights but not nearly enough to shoot without flash at night, this is one i took as the sun was going down, i was still ISO 100, it had totally slipped my mind to turn it up so i could keep shooting The only previous time I've tried flash i was on aperture priority mode and long story short the flash blew everything out super bright, blurry etc. Just a mess. I've been dabbling with full manual mode where i can for the last few months, and I'm getting the hang of it. I wish i could get the setting close just by looking around but im not there yet. I've seen the meter mentioned here and to be honest i never even used it.... I'd pick an aperture i wanted and take a stab at what shutter speed would work well. Usually takes a few tries before i have it where im happy. I've got light room and find it easier to bring a slightly bright photo down as opposed to trying to brighten one up. Below is where the photos I'm talking about would be taken, And below is one from a previous trip, aperture priority mode, didnt come out well at all, i edited the hell out of it and people that see it think it looks cool but its not what i want. The blur is really the big thing for me, is flash easier than I'm making it out to be ? I dont really know where to start, I'm basically self taught and just try to absorb all the info i can find. My gut would say just crank up shutter speed and hope for the best and tune from there?