Do I Need to Use a Flash, or Not? Understanding Your Camera’s Flash Function

Just because a product becomes digital, like the digital camera, isn’t a surefire sign that those people who purchase the item will understand how to use it. This is often the case when it comes to digital cameras. Many people possess a digital camera, although few of them comprehend its functions, especially the flash feature. And to complicate things even more, the flash on most digital cameras can be a triple threat to someone’s sanity -since the photographer must choose between using flash, fill flash, and no flash at all. This being the case, what should an ambitious photographer do? The hints below will help you crack the code of the flash on your digital camera in order to help you record all of your priceless moments beautifully so that you will be able to place them in gorgeous picture frames all over your home and place of work.

Using Flash

The most common tips for using flash are those that you can usually find in the owner’s manual for any digital camera. The most simple thing you should understand when making us of your flash is to always keep inside the range of the camera’s flash. If you wish to learn this range you can find it in the instruction book that came with your digital camera. The distance of a digital flash is usually between four feet and ten feet. Always use freshly charged battery packs or your flash won’t work correctly. (As time passes, the potency of rechargeable batteries will lessen and they will stop charging fully, which eventually leads to a digital camera that doesn’t perform fully.) Request that the subjects of your picture look slightly away from the direction of the camera, since this will help you to lessen or perhaps even prevent red eye.

Using Fill Flash

Fill flash is a frequently used feature that is included in most cameras these days. The fill flash feature gives the ideal amount of light to fill the areas in the photo that could usually be too dim. Use your fill flash for shooting subjects on sunny days and it will fill in any dark areas beneath the nose or eyes, or underneath the rim of a hat. The fill flash is at the same time ideal for difficult lighting situations, such as when shooting a person playing in the snow or shooting someone with a dark complexion on the beach. The fill flash function is also great for providing bright lighting to the whole image.

Not Utilizing Any Flash

There are times when no flash at all is the best approach to take. This is often called “flash off”, and you likely have a flash off option on your camera. You might use the flash off selection when you are too far from your topic for the flash to place any effect on the photo anyway or when the flash might create an irritation, such as when it could hit a mirror or other shiny object. Another good time to go without the flash is when you are taking a picture in a condition with low lighting or a sunset, when your desire is to capture a silhouette instead of a photo with details. And naturally, you will wish to forego the flash when it is unnecessary or in a place where flash photography is banned.

You don’t need to be scared of the flash button(s) included on your camera. Getting quality pictures that are suitable for displaying in picture frames is most simple, however, when you know a bit more about the flash function.

Come see our beautiful selection of 4×6 black picture frames and other styles of frames in many different shapes and materials. Shop online and see our bamboo photo frames now or give us a call at 800-780-0699.