I try to shoot with available light as often as possible, but sometimes I just have to pull out the built-in flash on my Panasonic GH3. I don’t like the “rabbit in the headlights” look of the photos taken with the built-in flash, so I tried to dial the flash down a bit (–2 EV). The idea was that there’s not going to be so much hard light from the flash and I’ll just get the small light boost needed to drop the ISO down to acceptable numbers. The trouble is that the photos taken with the adjusted built-in flash come out strange:
It’s ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/125 with built-in flash stepped down by 2 EV. I don’t like the orange tint and the “flatness” of the picture. (Hopefully it’s clear what I find wrong with the picture, it’s subjective. If it’s not clear, I’ll try to shoot a better one.)
Is this a camera deficiency, is this to be expected with a built-in flash, can I do something about it?