I don’t like photographs taken with a flash. Perhaps, it is my inability to use a flash. I’ve tried diffusers and other techniques but I get lousy results. So, I just use a fast lens whenever I can. My two favorite lenses are a 50mm prime and my pride and joy: 24mm f/1.4L II USM.
My experience with high ISO 35mm film was that it was too grainy. However, today’s camera technology is amazing. I have taken pictures with ISO 3200 and they are amazing. Of course, many people love the grainy look and will intentionally take a crisp photograph and edit it to make it grainy. Not me. I might soften it but I don’t like the grainy look.
With these two ingredients, I’d like to share a few pictures…. no flash: