If the tungsten post went over your head, have no fears this one is really easy to understand and execute SO keep on reading.
There will be times when you'll need to use your flash. Like when you are woken up at 5:30 am on Christmas morning to open presents. There won't be much natural light, leaving your only option: the flash.
If you are still in a manual mode, you'll have to prompt your camera to use the flash. On my camera, there is a button that has a squiggly arrow above it. Press it and your flash will be released.
Take a business card or cut down a white piece of card stock. Tear the edge of the business card so that it will hook in front of your flash. There will be little clips that your flash will hook into when it's not in use. You'll be using these clips to secure your business card into place.
Then, take your picture.
Instead of the light from the flash hitting your subject directly, washing them out, as is the case in the picture below.
The light from the flash bounces off the business card and to the side of the business card, indirectly lighting your subject.
Get to know your camera and you'll be surprised the difference it can make.