Exposure Lock (AE-L Button) is the abbreviation stands for Automatic Exposure Lock. It is useful using automatic and semi-automatic shooting modes. Where has this information been all my photographing life?
You really can get soft light, with a little help from The Pop-Up Flash Bounce. ---(I like the comparison pics but the product name makes me think of some sort of stripper move -pop-up-flash-bounce-) is it just me?