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My camera is a Canon G12. I don't have a fancy add-on flash.

My main problems are:

  1. how can I get better images with the built-in flash in the Canon G12?
  2. What techniques can I use to make the built-in flash a bigger light source so that the image is softer and better?
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This camera does not have a popup flash. Its stuck on the front part of the camera always. –  soden Jul 16 '12 at 19:13
I don't think anything in the answers is really specific to that, though. Built-in flash either way. –  mattdm Jul 16 '12 at 19:59
just a side note, you don't have to put html break line tags when you format your question, simply hit the return key –  akram Jul 17 '12 at 4:54
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marked as duplicate by mattdm, John Cavan, Imre, dpollitt, Itai Jul 19 '12 at 9:11

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I find that the main problem with built-in flashes is that they give a very harsh light.

Try making or buying a diffuser / deflecter. If you have some spare white plastic or translucent plastic, cut a piece and experiment with some blu-tac or tape.


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