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I'm trying to shoot photos of objects against a light table. When they have a hole in them, the stupid camera is adding an ugly brown spot for some reason. Can't figure out how to make it go away!

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  • howardleigh May 11, 2010

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It's likely that the light table is resulting in the camera shooting with a fast shutter speed to get the right exposure on the main part of your objects, but when there is a hole in the middle it throws a shadow that looks like a brown spot in your picture. Try using "fill flash" to have the camera put some extra light (from the flash) on the front of your object. You may have to put the camera in either A or S to have it work correctly, but don't worry, it should give the correct exposure in either. Put the camera in A or S (A will let you select the lens aperature, and the camera will select the right shutter speed to give the correct exposure; S will let you select the shutter speed and the camera will set the lens aperature to get the correct exposure). Then, use the button on the side to pop up the flash. You may have to try this with several different settings to get it to turn out well. Once you get one you like, write down what you did so you can use those settings again. You can also look at the properties of the file and see the settings. Hope this helps, and if not send back some details and I'll see if I can clarify!

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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