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How do i turn off the physical flash but still get a flash on a large light used for taking portraits
You didn't specify a camera make or model, but most digital cameras will only fire a secondary flash in "slave" mode. The camera's built-in flash must flash to activate the secondary flash (your portrait light).
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How do i turn off the physical flash but still get a flash on a large light used for taking portraits
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