A good friend of mine lent me her speedlite flash. I really have no idea how to use it but I'm excited to learn. One of the reasons I wanted a flash was for fill light when I take backlit photos. I love the golden beauty of backlight but sometimes I lose detail in the faces of the people I'm photographing. I don't really know if a flash will solve that or give me the look I want. I'm up for the experiment though. Today I took some photos of Baby M at the beach. I was able to capture catchlights in her eyes even though her face is away from the light source.