So.....my girlfriend Sue and I are trying to get into the hobby of photography. Last year we bought a Canon S5IS:
To date, it has served us pretty well. Lately, Sue's been trying to photograph some of my inline hockey games and the pictures haven't even come close to what we are used to seeing from this camera.
^^^ Is one example of what most of the pictures look like (that's not me by the way). The lighting inside the arena is pretty dim, and I don't exactly remember the ISO and aperture we used for that shot. I know we've played alot with the settings and this is really the best we could get our pictures to come out. I want to know if it is possible to get better pictures out of this camera if I use an external flash such as the Canon 430 Speedlite. Or maybe this is about as good as we're going to get?
We're looking to get an improvement in brightness, sharpness and being able to take the ISO down a notch or two to remove some noise.