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Old Apr 23, 2008, 4:25 PM   #1
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Yesterday afternoon/evening I took these 2 pictures outside. I was using Auto..... why did the first one come out so dark? It was'nt that dark outside. I know the flash would'nt have probably worked that far away??? It did pop up but now really sure it fired. I still feel like I get darker pictures..... (could be me...) Maybe I don't read the shooting information right?? The info looks the same on both pictures yet they look very different. ????

Also how do you post more than one picture on a post here???:?



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Old Apr 23, 2008, 6:28 PM   #2
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Michelle,

Here's a thread which tells you how to post photos:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...amp;forum_id=2

If you post the second photo we'll be able to give you a better idea of what happened.
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 7:29 PM   #3
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So can I use Pixentral to upload the pictures for this forum?? Will that display the EXIF info??? Here is the second picture using the Browse button here.... this is all new...:?

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Old Apr 23, 2008, 7:50 PM   #4
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OK,

In both cases, the camera was in auto mode and used the flash. In the first picture the subject was too far away for the flash to reach and illuminate it. In the second picture the house was closer and thus the flash illuminated it.

Unfortunately the camera is not smart enough to know when your subject is too far away for the flash to be effective. So as a photographer YOU have to recognize when that is going to happen and turn the flash off. The manual should tell you how to disable the flash (if it's even possible in auto mode - I dont use auto mode but I'm betting there's either a way to disable the flash or a no-flash mode.

that's why the picture is darker though - the camera was counting on the flash lighting up your subject and it isn't powerful enough to light up something that big and that far away.
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 4:20 PM   #5
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The manual should tell you how to disable the flash (if it's even possible in auto mode - I dont use auto mode but I'm betting there's either a way to disable the flash or a no-flash mode.

Auto mode is just like a point and shoot. While P mode is better. P mode does everything like the auto mode + some basic controls like flash, iso , exposure composition etc.

P modesets the shutter and aperture while u can control the Flash, iso etc. I am wondering if P mode sets the paerture and shutter based on Flash on/off. That would be interesting.


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