Here’s an easy Quick Tip that will improve the photography you make with almost any point and shoot camera: go into the menu settings and disable/turn off the built-in flash.
This will force the auto exposure settings on the camera to compensate and instead of the straight-on, harsh and flat light of the built-in strobe, you’ll shoot a photo that’s much closer to what you actually see.
Of course this tip does not work if you’re in a dark place. Say you’re at a party and are taking some snaps—go ahead and use the flash. But for most other situations, turning off the strobe is the first step towards really paying attention to the light around you. You start to see photos differently, once you make this adjustment. Photography will become more interesting! Go ahead, give it a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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