in this post.. i'm talking about the built-in flash on every standard digital camera. not the fancy ones :D
yes i dont like to use flash. apart from using a lot of battery power, it ruins the picture. how? -
1) the background will become very dark
2) the picture will look 'flat' (loose depth between foreground, subject and background)
3) if the subject is a person, most of the time his/her face will look shiny. sweaty.
4) the picture will look at least 50% less attractive (if attraction is a measurable subject)
so personally, using flash is always the last option to me. unless i am in a studio or i have enough equipment and proper flash. else, i'll try to be really still when i snap. avoid using flash if u can.. trust me.. it'll do u good. and technology right now so advanced that you can not use flash and still get a pretty good picture.
anyone wanna add some things abt not using flash feel free to do so ya! lets share knowledge ^^
i've realized there's some flash related things that i should add.. so here it is.
when u press the 'thunder' (flash) button, most camera will shuffle between modes-
1) Forced Flash -
the 'thunder icon'. turns the flash On. will always use flash.
2) Supressed Flash -
the 'no thunder' icon. turns the flash Off. will never flash.
3) Automatic Flash -
the 'thunder' icon with word 'AUTO'. camera decides if flash is needed or not.
3) Red Eye Redution -
the 'Eye' icon. when taking picture with flash On, will prevent eyes of the person in picture to look like a demon with red eye XD
3) Delayed Flash -
this is somewhat new to me.. prevents the background to look too dark when using flash. but must stay still to use this function.