I tried to take a picture in dark room but flash wasn't working just the red light was flasing. I've changed setting to auto, to red-eye reduction or night mode and still nothing. I wondered if I missed something... Thank you for your help. Agnieszka !
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If you're in one of the PSAM modes then don't pop up the flash.
You can use the Auto-No-Flash mode by turning the mode dial to the position after the green Auto mode (a lighting bolt in a circle with a slash through it).
Although it is difficult to understand what you mean, I will try to help you.
The camera does not know a setting with flash on. The options you have is flash auto, red eye, fill in and flash off.
So if you want to use the flash, chose flash auto, or fill in. When you are in a dark room, and making portraits, us the option red eyes. When you have the camera to full auto, you don't need to worry about the flash, because when the camera thinks there is not enough light it will flash automatically. When you chose flash off, and it is too dark the camera can't focus and can't shoot a picture.
Most cameras have a button that looks like a lightning bolt. Hit that button and it will usually switch between flash options or it will bring up a flash menu. Some camera modes will automatically set your camera to auto flash, so if the room is dark, flash is on, and room is light enough the flash shuts off. You might need to switch to a different picture mode, like P or Programmable that lets you manually set your camera options.
learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge. the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem. once you confirm that you have these settings correct and still get a dark image, its time to have it serviced. good luck mark
I've seen some of those white eyes photos.
Some are down right scary.
I'm sure you have encountered red-eye when taking flash photos of people.
With some animals, it is not red - but white.
Try to catch the animal looking away from the camera when you take that flash picture. Have someone distract him/her.
Fixing Demonic Pet Eyes
Although normal room lights (tungsten lights) appear white to our eyes, their light is actually much "warmer" than daylight, giving a reddish or orange color to pictures. This happens with digital and film cameras. To prevent or lessen this reddish or orange color:
If your digital camera has a selectable White Balance mode (check your camera's User's Guide) and you are not using the camera or external flash, set the White Balance mode for "Tungsten" light.
If your pictures are reddish even when you use the camera flash or external flash, the room lighting is overpowering the flash. Try setting the White Balance mode for "Tungsten" and continue to use the flash.
If your camera does not have a selectable White Balance mode, use the camera flash or external flash when taking pictures in lighting that makes your pictures turn out reddish or orange.
If you can, turn down or turn off one of the room lights (without making the room too dark), or move your subject so that it is not being hit directly by the room lights.
If you can, when taking pictures in the daytime, try opening any drapes that might be covering windows. Letting in natural daylight improves the color quality of the lighting.