Think your camera’s flash will solve all your problems when shooting indoors or at night? Think again.
Has this ever happened? You knew the flash went off when the pictures were taken, but some pictures, shots taken outdoors at night or in large, dimly lit rooms are still way too dark?
Many people believe that if their camera has a built-in flash, they will get perfect pictures all the time. But keep in mind that a built in flash on most cameras will only light up an area between 10 and 20 feet in front of the camera.
For outdoor scenery the flash will not help.
For pictures in large rooms, the flash will not help.
For pictures of beautiful city lights at night, the flash will not help.
Only securing your camera to a tripod and allowing the shutter to be open for as much time as it needs will prevent “Camera Shake” and create those post-card perfect shots that will become part of your memories for the rest of your life.
For pictures of city lights at night, after mounting your camera to the tripod, make sure your camera’s built-in flash is turned off! This will force the camera to set itself using what is called “existing light” (the natural light of the scene) instead of factoring the light made by the flash. Only then will you get the picture you were hoping for.