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What do you use your phone's camera flash for? (Poll of the Week)

Do you use your flash for taking photos? Or do you only use it as a flashlight?

Published onMay 26, 2020

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Phones haven’t always come with kickass night modes that let us see in the dark. A few years ago, if you wanted to take a photo in low light, you had to turn on your camera’s flash before snapping the photo. Otherwise, you’d be met with a blurry mess of a photo that only sort of resembles the subject.

Also read: What is shutter speed?

Now that most major smartphone OEMs have implemented nighttime photography modes into their cameras, I have a feeling we’re all using our camera flashes less often.

Is that the case for you? Do you even use your flash for taking photos anymore? Or do you simply use it as a flashlight? Cast your vote in the poll below.

What do you use your camera flash for?

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