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Old Dec 17, 2004, 2:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a simple solution to the problem of overexposure when using flash fill for portraits outdoors with the Canon G3?

The problem occurs when shooting a subject where the background is brighter than the subjects face. Using the flash to highlight the face would normally work. But the result is an overexposed background. I've tried different flash settings and even prefocusing on the midground, but nothing helps.

Steve has reported the same problem recently with the Pro IS. But at least Canon has come out with a firmware fix for that camera.

Has Canon come out with a firmware fix for the G3 yet?

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Old Dec 20, 2004, 11:36 AM   #2
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Well, here's one solution, but it's a fix after the fact.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"PS Elements program has a nifty feature that replicates flash fill. You just use the magnetic lasso to highlight the person's face, click on Enhance, and find the flash fill option.

It works pretty well, but it would still be a lot better to be able to shoot it right the first time.

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