Bounce flash photography

Using the flash unit with a wall directly behind the subject produces strong shadows on the wall. By directing the flash unit at the ceiling you can illuminate the subject with reflected light, reducing the intensity of the shadows and producing a softer light on the screen.

A: Bounce flash photography

B: Standard flash photography

  1. Hold the camera firmly and tilt up/down the flashlamp, tilt it to the left/right, or swivel it to the left/right.

    On the LCD panel,is displayed to indicate bounce flash photography.

    • Tilting up/down (Side view of HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2/HVL-F46RM)

    • Tilting to the left/right (Front view of HVL-F60RM/HVL-F60RM2)

    • Swiveling to the left/right (Top view of HVL-F46RM)


  • When the flashlamp is tilted up, the flash range is not displayed on the LCD panel.

  • Use a white ceiling or wall to bounce the flash light. A colored surface may tint the bounced light. High ceilings or glass are not recommended for the bounce surface.