When should moms use camera flash?

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Moms (or Dads) who are extremely camera savvy and love to click pictures of their kids frequently, are rather wary of using flash while shooting. The flash is a quick burst of light to brighten up the object in focus when you release the shutter.

It is usually inbuilt in a camera but high-end professional cameras also have external flash. But if you are one of those who love to click in program mode, then here is what you need to know about when to turn flash on.  

1. Use flash if you are clicking against the sun, or simply put, when your kids are silhouetted against a sunset or sunrise. This will light up the dark foreground and balance colours.

2. If the sun is directly overheard, then dark shadows under the eye can be eliminated with the help of flash.

3. To show details in a photo where there isn’t much to work with, for instance an object against background of the same colour, like blue on blue.

4. Flash helps in softening the blue overtones and light up the foreground if you are clicking pictures on a cloudy day.

5. You can leave all the deciding for the camera to do and be tension-free by keeping your flash settings to auto. This way, whenever your camera senses a need to use flash, it will automatically light it up.

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