How To Adjust Flash on Nikon D3500 Camera?

How To Adjust Flash on Nikon D3500 Camera?

If you want to take a decent picture on your Nikon D3500 camera, then you have to enable the settings for the inbuilt flash.

However, it can seem complicated for a newbie. Do not worry as here you can get a step by step guide to using the flash on your Nikon D3500:

Step One: Enabling The Flash

In some modes, the flash auto mode is enabled. Depending on the scene your Nikon D3500 camera may decide that there is insufficient lighting.

It’s just a machine at the end of the day and as a photographer, you must be able to judge the environment considering the manual flash mode.

In the case of the P, S, A, and M modes, you do not get automatic flash. Instead, you have to enable it manually by pressing the flash button.

If you want to disable it, press the flash button to turn it off gently. In the case of all scene effects mode and auto mode, the flash is enabled automatically.

When you press the shutter button in these modes, your Nikon D3500 camera will detect the lighting available and allow the built-in flash. 

Step Two: Deciphering The Flash Guidance

Your Nikon D3500 camera will provide you with flash guidance on whether or not you need flash to click the perfect shot. All you need to know is to decipher it.

When you press the zoom-out button, you might see a blinking question mark or a flash icon. That means that you will need to enable flash to get proper shots. 

Step Three: Choosing A Flash Mode

The flash mode is very critical as it determines how and when the flash does turn on in your Nikon D3500 camera.

In auto mode, your camera will decide whether the flash is being fired or not. You won’t find this feature in the P, S, A, and M modes.

You need to choose flash off in scene and effects mode as well as in auto exposure mode to stop the flash from firing. You can also choose the force flash or fill flash mode. It enables the flash no matter how much lighting is available for the shot. 

Step Four: Reducing Complications With Special Modes

To reduce the red-eye error, there is a special reduction mode that can be enabled when you are using flash. It allows less light to enter your subject’s pupil and thus reduces the red-eye effect. You can also use the slow sync mode.

This mode is to be enabled if you want softer lighting in the background when you are using flash. There is also a rear curtain sync mode, which gives you a trail lighting experience. You can only get this setting in Manual and shutter priority mode. 

Step Five: Changing The Flash Mode

To change from one flash mode to another, you have to press the flash button and then immediately rotate the command dial.

You have to rotate the command dial to browse through all of the flash mode options.

You do not have to worry as you do not have to memorize all the flash mode symbols. A text label will be present in your Nikon D3500 to let you know about the flash mode that is being shown.

You can also press the “I” button to browse through different flash modes. You have to press the “I” button to activate the control strip.

You have to highlight the flash mode option and then choose from the options that are available on the left. Select the model you want by pressing on the OK option.

What are you waiting for? Start shooting using flash on your Nikon D3500 camera today! 

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