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PROBLEM WITH PHOTO IT IS DARK WHEN USING FLASH

When taking a photograph with the flash it comes out dark although the flash has gone off and when looking through the view finder it is quite bright is their something switched off I have misplaced the instuction book in a recent move Best Regards John

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Digital cameras step down the aperature when you have the flash on in anticipation of the flash brightening the surroundings. WHat they don't advertise is that the built in flashes with the new compact digitals are only effective out to about 6 feet. If you are taking pictures at concerts or sunsets do not use the flash. If you are taking pictures of people close up make sure that you have set your scene/mode dial or menu to the appropriate setting. If you provide tha make and model of your digital ca,era I can likely link you to a copy of your owners manual. You can also increase your ISO setting (higher number) to increase the sensitivity of your camera in low light settings.

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Recompose The Photo This is probably the simplest solution. When taking a photo of a scene with very bright and very dark parts, move your camera to eliminate one of the extremes. In the case of the band, I would have either closed the curtains for the shot, or recomposed completely and photographed from the window looking at the band, and the crowd behind.
Use Exposure Lock If you can't recompose the photograph, instead tell the camera what part of the image you would like to see. The rest of the photo will be either over or under exposed (too bright or too dark) but at least you will see your subject. You can dothis by placing the center of the image at your subject; half depressing the shutter to lock the focus and exposure; move the camera to re-compose the image; and fully depressing the shutter.
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Use Fill In Flash If your scene has a sunny background, but your subject is in the shade (or has a hat on), turn on the flash (as I explained way back in tip number 9 - Using Flash During The Day). I know it seems wrong but it really does work! By using the flash, your subject will look as bright as the background. This would have worked well for the child shot above.
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