My friend Wasim Ahmad, who runs the Journographica blog, just shared a handy little piece on how misguided photographers often are in their use of flash and tips for how not to needlessly blind your subjects and waste your battery with it. I especially like the advice on using flash to keep from shooting useless silhouettes in backlit conditions and how to use flash to eliminate shadows in portraits. If you’re still learning to use your gear properly, it’s worth a look. Check it out: You’re Using Your Camera’s Flash Wrong.