Use your scissors to cut out a small piece of tissue. The tissue should be large enough to cover the flash on your camera. If you do not have scissors, you can simply tear it to be a small piece. In the event that you have no tissue available, a thin napkin will also work.
Holding the tissue over the flash on your digital camera, use a small piece of scotch tape to secure the top side, leaving the tissue hanging over the front of your flash.
Take a digital picture. With the tissue in front of the flash, the light is diffused rather than being cast directly onto your subject, which eliminates a lot of unflattering shadow.
Another technique is to cut a strip of tracing paper that is wide enough to cover your flash, but a little longer than needed.
Tape one end below the flash bulb, then arch the paper over the bulb before securing the other end to the top of the camera.
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