Definition of bounce flash in US English:

bounce flash


  • 1A device for giving reflected photographic flashlight.

    • ‘I do have a bounce flash that I used with my older camera.’
    • ‘Typically there was a grizzled salesman who knew how to mix a custom soft-working developer, or how to calculate bounce flash ratios.’
    1. 1.1 The effect of reflected flashlight.
      • ‘So the bounced light was hitting the bottom half, while the direct flash and bounce flash was hitting the top part of the picture.’
      • ‘For one thing, the flash on most consumer cameras is not designed to allow bounce flash and is fixed very close to the lens because the camera is designed to be compact.’