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My flash is too bright...

I've had my Nikon D40 for less than a year and I just started usuing it really frequently. I just moved so I have no clue where my manual is right now, and I have a problem. I was using my camera the other day and it was working beautifully and then all of a sudden my pictures were coming out almost compltely white. The flash is almost blinding and I can tell something isn't right, but like I said I've been using my camera for a short while and am still learning all the controlls. I tried playing with the exposure compensation, but maybe I'm not doing it right because it doesn't seem to be working. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

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  • nshaw May 11, 2010

    Might be worth seeing what flash mode you're in - manual or TTL.
    If you go to the Custom Settings menu, the Flash Mode should be item 14, assuming you're in the "Full" version of the menu (CSM/Setup Menu option in the Setup menu)

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Flash also has several modes you can toggle through by pressing and holding the button that pops up the flash while using the command dial to change modes... rear curtain, slow sync, red eye reduction, etc. These show up on the top LCD under the lightning bolt icon.

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