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Old Jun 22, 2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Tips of using M with flash on 450D?

OK, now, I am ready to use the M with flash on my 450D (also see: Change min shutter with flash for 450D?).

Up so far, since the only device I have is the camera, normally, I have to turn to either Auto or P mode, get a photo, and check its parameters, then switch to M mode (hope the light condition does not change during that), try it, view on the LCD, and adjust (for example, I read in the manual, the Auto mode will automatically light up the pic a bit under certain conditions).

But since my object (mostly restless kids) won't pose for me for a few pictures (say, may change the distance from camera), this does not work very well.

Also, I noticed that either auto or P, sometimes it tends to make the picture a little bit too bright.

So, any tips I can use there? :-)

The only devices I have are: canon 450D with Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, and Speedlite 430EX,

Thanks a lot.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 1:59 PM   #2
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You can se the EV scale in the viewfinder to guide you when in M for automatic flash:

-> Keep the pointer to the left depending on how dark you want the ambient light to be with the aperture or shutter controls (mostly the aperture))... and the flash will automatically bring the foreground (i.e. the subject) to the center which should be @ 0 EV

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Old Jun 28, 2009, 10:31 PM   #3
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Try playing around with the flash power by either using this feature on the camera or manually changing this on the flash to get the right amount of lighting that you like.
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