Alright, so I just made a discovery, and I thought it worth sharing! I placed a business card up in front of my DSLR flash to see how it would affect the lighting of a picture in a completely dark room. The first picture shows the picture with a normal flash, which is usually try to avoid at ALL costs. Without something for the light to bounce off of, the flash is unnatural-looking and harsh.
Now, here’s two pictures with the same settings, but with the business card in front. I love how unobtrusive the flash is now! The colors are lovely, natural, and warm!! I didn’t edit any of these pictures. They could be a little brighter in terms of exposure, but I just wanted to show the raw differences. What do you think?