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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: May 16, 2016

Smartphone Camera Flash Tips

These days, all of your mobile electronic devices have the capability to take pictures, which generally includes a flash of some sort.

Assuming that the flash is only for low lighting situations could be keeping you from getting great shots.

Outdoor pictures that include people can often end up with harsh contrasts and major shadows, which can ruin the image.

Both of these scenarios can often be fixed by using your flash, turning that unusable picture into a minor work of art.

With the flash on your smartphone, you need to make sure you're close enough to make what is generally a weak flash effective in bright sunlight.

On super bright days, try putting your subjects in a shaded area to eliminate squinting and use the flash to fill in the needed light.

Knowing when to use your flash outdoors and when not to use it indoors can have a major impact on the quality of your pictures.

The best way to know what works best with your cameras is to experiment before you’re in a situation where you need everything to be perfect!