Hello! I'm running into a bit of a problem with the pop-up flash while photographing. It seems a bit overkill and a little harsh. If I shoot without it, I either get absolutely nothing (black image) or an extremely blurry image. I'm at a bit of a loss, and I'm sure the answer is obvious but I can't seem to figure this one out on my own.
Is there any way to shoot without the flash and get well focused and sharp images (without a tripod) or anyway to get the flash not to be so harsh and create an unnatural look to the photographs?