Recently I went on a field trip with my son and I turned off the flash so I wouldn't get the flash reflection in the photos. Now I would like to turn it back on and it won't come back on. I have gone through all the flash settings and it's like the Flash Fill In has disappeared. The option is no longer there. Can someone please help me????????
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Red-eye is caused by the light from the flash reflecting from the back of the eye. There are several ways to eliminate or at least reduce the effect. One, as you've done, is to edit the photo after it's been taken. The red-eye reduction feature of the camera shines a light at the subject, causing the pupils to contract and thus reduce the reflection from the eyes.
A good way is to move the flash away from the camera. This causes the red reflection to go toward the flash, not the camera. Unfortunately, the D40x lacks the Commander mode to control remote flashes. Instead, you can use something like the SC-29 cord to move the flash away from the camera.
Another possibility to consider is to not use the flash at all. Bump up the ISO and see whether there's enough light for existing-light photography.
The vertical line can be caused by a very bright object in the image like a lamp or a silver surface reflecting the flash. The spots are caused by the flash being SO close to the lens. Any object that can reflect the flash reflects it right back at the camera. This is an image problem with most point and shoot digitals. Watch for reflective surfaces and stand at an angle to them. Turn on more lights in the room before using flash. Stand at a slight angle to the image or person you are photographing - don't shoot straight on. (I kneel down and shoot up - makes a good shot too.) If you are shooting toward the sun, shield the lens from direct sunlight with your hand (Keep your hand out of the picture!)
If these are like "bubble" spots and they appear in different places on each photo, I'm guessing you're shooting flash pictures indoors. The spots are dust particles in the air reflecting the flash. This happens on small point-and -shoots because the flash is almost in the same plane as the lens.
Photography through glass isn't difficult if you know a few guidelines. If you're indoors in a museum, or aquarium etc, it would be best to turn the flash off. This will eliminate the flash reflecting into your photos. If you need to use a flash, make sure you're not squared on the glass. IF you're at a direct, 90 degree angle from the glass, that's when the flash will reflect off the glass and back into your lens. An angle between 50-70 degrees will all the light from the flash to illuminate the subject on the opposiite side of the glass without reflecting. You're camera has a high megapixel resolution so you can get great color and detail. If you use the zoom feature, you'll need to hold the camera very steady or if possible, use a tripod. Another technique that alot of photographers use is called "bracketing" . Many of the newer digitals have a setting that will allow you to do this. Bracketing is simply taking 2 or more photos of the same image with slight exposure setting changes being the only difference between each shot. For example, one shot would be normal exposure, one would be a step or two over-exposed, and another would be a step or two under-exposed. Many of the cameras will take the 3 shots all together-check your owner's manual for specifics. With these simple techniques, you'll look like an ace! K
The red is the reflection of your flash on the retinas of your subjects. The white are generally animal eyes reflecting back.
You will notice this on flash shots only and mostly when you use the zoom. The zoom uses a "narrow" field of view so the light that reflects back is "direct", instrad of at an angle.
The fix: Change the ISO setting (it is set too high). It is probably near the maximum sensitivity (3200?)... set it to 400 or so and try that for a while. 800 is probably the best general setting, but try 400 first.
Try not to use the flash unless you really have to, but only if the subject is less than 12 feet away. If no people are in the picture, you may use the flash for subjects greater than 12 feet.
Page 16 of the user manual explains how to set up the camera for the macro mode. If you are using regular macro mode then you would also need to set the flash mode to off if you do not want it to fire automatically (page 15 of the user manual refers how to disable the flash). If you are using the super macro mode then the flash would be set to off by default.
I have actually had a couple of these phones come in w/ similar problems. There is a secondary circuit board in the upper assembly that needs to be replaced. Or the phone possibly got wet. As far as powering off, the battery has either went bad or once again may have moisture damage.
The 3 flashed is “Red Eye Reduction” the flashed caused the iris to close which lessen the reflection off the back of the eyeball. These days most computer software can remove Red Eye.
To turn off the 3 flashes you need to go in through the camera set-up. A side benefit from turning this off is that your batteries will last longer :o)