Need some photos for publicity purposes and decided to try without flash as well as with.
While the without flash shows the colour gradations more accurately, the with flash makes a better picture.
So that is the one I will be going with.
In some of my software programs the without flash photo looks better than the with but since the image will be printed, I'm thinking the brighter value image will look a lot better for that purpose. I think you can also see the sheen of the cloth much better as it reflects the light back at the camera. It also looks to be in a little better focus - one of my biggest challenges!