BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

23 September 2014
altGo to Britain in Pictures homepage

BBC Homepage
Arts Homepage

Contact Us

How To Take Good Photos

Light: Flash

alt text
  • Balance the flash with the available light for best results. If your camera has a setting to do this for you, it is probably called 'slow flash' or 'synchro flash'.
  • Use your camera's red-eye reduction setting (if it has one) when taking flash photographs of people.
  • Avoid red-eye by turning up or providing more light in the room.
  • Aiming the flash directly at your subject can result in harsh lighting. Try to bounce the flash off a reflective or white surface, such as the ceiling, to produce a softer light.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy