Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Point and Shoot: Optimizing Flash

As we all know, the flash on a point and shoot camera is not its strongest feature. Portraits taken at night or indoors aren't going to win any awards since they rely on the flash. But when the flash is your only option, here's a trick to help it look better.
When using your flash zoom in as far as you can then back up to compose your picture. This gives the light from your flash more space to spread out before it hits your subject. Then the light is more even and diffused. Check out the difference: