Hi all, One of the several learning projects I'm doing right now is trying to improve my flash photography. My goal is to become good enough to use a flash effectively without looking like I used one. I'm at the point where I am researching the best way to understand and manipulate the settings to balance the ambient light and the flash output. Some of the tutorials I've come across on this make use of hand-held light meter accessories to determine the exact settings for the area being illuminated. It looks handy, but it's yet another item to buy and carry, and it's not likely to be an item I'll need often. I'd rather not get one unless it makes a big difference. Are there any light meter users out there? What are the pros and cons of using a light meter versus the metering system in the camera? Any recommendations on how I should be thinking about this?