Are you a proud owner of a Sony a6000? Have you ever used its on-camera flash and didn’t quite like the results? There are ways to minimize the direct on-camera effects. Because of the a6000’s on-camera flash design, one can pull the flash head back and let it point towards the ceiling. The other method is by using a Sony a6000 Flash Bounce Card. I got one from Amazon and have been pretty satisfied with the results.
There are three types of bounce cards that you can choose from, translucent, clear and amber.
Here are a few test shots with the a6000 flash bounce card with its different configurations, as well as shots with no flash and on-camera bare flash for comparison.
The on-camera bare flash is really harsh with the lighting.
The translucent or white cards acts like a toned-down on-camera flash. Lighting effect is still very much direct on the subject, but not quite as much as using the bare flash alone.
The clear cards diffuses the light coming from the flash, spreads it out and softens out the shadows. For me, it gives the best results when shooting with normal indoor lighting.
The amber cards is pretty much the same as with the clear card with the addition of making the photos look warmer.
Overall, I find these bounce cards very useful, specifically the clear card, especially indoors where using the flash is necessary to add lighting.