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Hi, I have a Canon 20D and a Sppedlite 550EX (I use for almost every shot). My problem is that 80-90% of my photos always return back from the printers too dark. I know this sounds like a printing issue, however I have tried 4 different printers and still have the same problem. I have tried up'ing my exposure both on my camera and flash, but this just overexposes parts of the photo too much. My histogram also looks relatively correct on these shots. I appreciate that photos will be taken too dark at times, however mine turn out this way more often than they do not. Any suggestions on what the problem may be and how I can fix it? Thanks so much. Jen

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  • petrysen Aug 18, 2008

    Yes, I can edit in photoshop, but for this type of camera and the 100's of pictures I take this is not a good option for me..

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Your exposure maybe off. Unless you are trying to suggest that the LCD displays pictures taken with a flash differently than those taken without one!

On an LCD, underexposed picture will still look "ok" but, the Histogram tells the tale. I find it hard to believe that your histograms show correct exposure and your pictures aren't. Unless the histogram algorithm in your camera is faulty, of course. But, the chances of that being the case are very slim.

Make sure that the metering for the flash exposure is taken off a meaningful subject, not a part of the image that is too bright compared to the main subject. If that happens then your flash expsosure will be off.

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Look at your camera. you will need to go in to the menu settings.
you will need to look for the brightness control and or the white balance. try to adjust these and see if they make a diffrence in the photo.

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Have you tried moving the photos to any editing software and then printing from there?

if not try some of those like photo shop and tel us what happens

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I don't think it is an issue with the printer, try increasing the brittleness using some photo processing software and then try.

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    the only option that you can make changes to is
    1. Expose time that is the shutter speed.
    2. Auto Flash
    3. Use indoor mode if there is an option.


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