Then I just got down to floor level to take the picture, which is where the next photo trick comes in. I learned this from a girl at a craft party. Basically you just take a piece of plain white paper and hold it flush against your flash. It takes a photo from looking too bright and glowy like this
and just softens the light a little like this
Try it! It really helps to improve the look of photos when you need a flash, but hate the way a photograph with flash looks. So there you go - 2 tips for improving your blog photos for less than 50 cents!