There’s no doubt about it. When I learned to use my flash unit thoughtfully and effectively as a compositional element in my pictures, I became a more versatile photographer and was able to confidently produce a wider range of work.
Learning how to use my flash not only added another skill to my craft as a photographer it also led to more paid work as a professional photographer.
Flash is not nearly as difficult as most people think.
If you have a flash unit that is separate from you camera you’ve got a portable source of light that you can modify to suit your needs.
You can use it for just about anything from portraits to landscapes.
You can use it inside or outside, daytime or nighttime, on bright sunny days or inside a dimly lit room.
Flash appears to freeze motion.
You can modify the light coming from the flash so it doesn’t even look like flash.
If you want to become a more versatile photographer, I think that learning to work your flash is well worth your time and effort.