I was in Oceanside, California, a week ago, where my son Jason got married. And although I was not the official photographer, I could not resist taking some photos.
As you see, I am using flash outside, to balance the ambient light with the subject light.
That is, of course, not the only way to do it. You can also just increase exposure overall. This I what the official photographer did. Here’s Daniel, Jason and me:
Nothing wrong with that – just not my style.
But as a photographer, you must be able to control light so you get to choose what style you get. It has to be a conscious decision.
So if you need to learn flash: learn flash!