Snapping Dreams

Tips on using digital camera flash

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I’ve always hated the flash when I was still using my old point and shoot canon. No matter how badly lit a place could be, I insisted on no flash. For me, flash pics = blown out pics = ugly pics.

But today, I realized I could have improved the situation easily with just a few very simple tips. Very intuitive stuff but it just never came across my mind.

  1. Take a step back. This will decrease the impact of the flash on the subjects.
  2. Stick tissue or white tape to the flash, to diffuse the light. Remember that the colour of the material will affect the outcome of the pic. So stick to white if you don’t want blue people in your pics.
  3. Putting a small piece of white card at an angle in front of the flash to redirect the flash upwards or sideways (instead of directly at the subject).

So, after blasting up the ISO, increasing the aperture, slowing down the shutter speed and you find out you still need flash, perhaps you might want to try the above tips! ;)

(To read more about avoiding blowing flash blow out with your point and shoot, go here)


Written by SE

January 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Posted in Tips & Tutorials

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  1. Buy a flash gun and bounce away! :)

    Nicholas Leong

    January 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

  2. Wow,,, the tissue trick works!!!


    December 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

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