The problem that point and shoot camera owners face when it comes to using flash to light a scene is that many point and shoot cameras offer a photographer much less control over how powerful the flash is and what direction the light is pointed. But you don't have to live with photos like this one. Below are 7 tips for point-and-shoot users (and DSLR users who want to use their on-camera flash)
1) Take a Step Back.** One of the simplest ways to decrease the impact of the light coming from your flash is to put a little more distance between you and your subject. Stepping back from your subject doesn't mean that you can't fill the frame, just zoom in or crop the photo later.