I bought an external flash two years ago when I was asked to take photos at my grandma's 80th birthday. I had no idea what I was doing. I set it to auto and snapped away. Registration opened up tonight for "A Flash of Brilliance: An On-camera External Flash Class" by Candice Stringham at JessicaSprague.com! The class starts on January 30th and runs through March 2nd. I am thrilled to really learn how to use my flash. And because this class is brand new they are offering 20% off!!!