BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in June 2007We've left it here for reference.More information

7 February 2011
Accessibility help
Text only
alt Go to Britain in Pictures homepage

BBC Homepage
Arts Homepage

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!


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