When I use a smartphone's flash, I find that it often overpowers the scene, leading to an ugly photo. Is there a way to reduce its power? Unlike a traditional camera, there are no controls like flash exposure compensation, flash modes, using a long exposure to reduce flash power, etc.
I tried placing my finger on the flash, but that completely messed up color balance, making everything look red. And some light leaked out from below the finger, leading to the bottom part of the photo being white and the rest red.
Is there some simple, cheap ($10) adapter I can buy that I can attach on the flash when I want, and remove at other times? I'm thinking of something like a masking tape, but something that can be detached and attached, and doesn't leave a mess on the flash, and is color-neutral.
Is there any other solution to this problem?
I'm using an iPhone 6, but I'd like a solution that works for Android as well.