TUESDAY TIPS: Bouncing the Flash on Your Point-and-Shoot Camera

Reflected on-camera flash

The previous tip was about off-camera flash for your hot-shoe-equipped DSLR or point and shoot. But what if your camera does't have a hot shoe? How can you modify the light from your on-camera flash to make it less harsh and more flattering for your subject?

Tinfoil and cardboard.

Wrap a small piece of cardboard in tinfoil, and use it to bounce the light from your flash off a white wall or ceiling. You'll need to be pretty close to the wall/ceiling for it to work, but I think you'll like the results.

Hold the foil card in front of your camera's flash, and aim it towards a wall or ceiling. Experiment a bit to see which angles work best.

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