A flash plays a very important role in taking pictures, but it is not always necessary for adding light to pictures.
There are many situations where you can avoid using a camera flash and still add lighting to a picture.
Many photographers don’t know when to avoid using camera flashes, and should take note of the bad points as well as the good ones.
- A flash adds a harsh light to the scene and changes true color of the photograph.
- If you use a fluorescent flash, it can change the colors so much that green can look blue. Using a built-in flash can make the colors of the scene look bland and lose sharpness of images.
- Because of battery drain, a flash is never reliable. The more you use a camera flash, the less output you’ll get as battery levels drop.
- Compact flashes causes numerous problems like red eye, lack of lighting for backgrounds, as well as harsh lighting. This happens when the style of the flash has a very short range.
For these reasons, it is not advisable to use a flash. However, turning the flash allows a digital camera to select more suitable settings for a floodlight stage. Such event lighting should be enough to right images without any assistance of a flash.