Dont flash, Robbie
I am: taking bad photos
Flash only works on subjects that are close to you.
So, don’t use a flash on subjects that are further away than distance quoted in your camera's manual. This is especially true when there are no nearby walls or other surfaces to reflect some of the flash back to the subject. The photos will come out too dark.
A classic example is at concerts. All those flash shots taken at one of Robbie’s gigs, might make him feel special, but none of them will come out.