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Shadow across photo

When I hold my camera in the vertical position, I get a shadow (very dark area that obliterates the picture) for the upper right corner to the bottom left corner. It only happens when the flash is on.

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Re: shadow across photo

Shadows, especially circular shadows, are pretty common with the pop-up flash. What you are seeing is actually the shadow cast by the end of the lens. This happens especially on wider angle shots.

The solution is to find a way to get the lens out of the way of the flash. You can get an external flash, like a 430ex or 580ex, which elevates the flash far above the lens. That is an expensive option so first you might try making a diffuser for your pop up flash, which softens the source of light and helps eliminate some shadows:

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