Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Newbie Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 11, 2006, 4:34 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 18
Default

Recently I took a picture at night of the inside of a donut shop. It looked okay except

for the backflash. How would I go about eliminating it? My camera has a flash setting of either strong, normal or weak. I had it on weak. Is there anythingI can do to eliminate backflash?

Thanks!
mesolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 11, 2006, 5:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
terry@softreq.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,539
Default

What is backflash?

Do you have an example to post?
terry@softreq.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 5:45 PM   #3
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

I've never heard that term, either.

Are you trying to describe reflections you can get from the flash (from glass in the donut shop)?


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 5:49 PM   #4
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

[email protected] wrote:
Quote:
What is backflash?
Reflection from the back wall...

Either bounce the flash, or change the angle of the camera

NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 5:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
terry@softreq.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,539
Default

I've heard of flashbacks, but I haven't had those since I started visiting the therapist
terry@softreq.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 5:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
terry@softreq.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,539
Default

Actually, my avatar shows a technique of bouncing the flash off the ceiling.

That eliminates backflash but hasn't helped me with my flashbacks!
terry@softreq.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 6:03 PM   #7
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

mesolo

With your Casio, there is not a lot that you can do, other than try taking a shot at a different angle to avoid reflections as NHL mentioned.

That can make a huge difference (if you shoot at an angle to reflective surfaces, you won't have as much of a problem reflections/glare from a flash.

Some people try to make home-made diffusers (using tape or paper over the flash)..

But for anything other than very close ranges, it's probably not worth the effort since the flash is flush to the camera body and you'd reduce your flash range. Also, using tape or paper over a flash to soften it can cause heat problems.

If it's a major concern, you'll need an external flash, preferrably one you could bounce and get a diffuser for. Since your model doesn't directly support an external flash, you'd need to use a slave flash (making sure it's designed for digital so that it fires properly when it sees your camera's flash), and then you'd still need to diffuse the light from the camera's flash so that it wasn't a problem.

My suggestion would be to live with it (other than trying to make sure you're shooting at an angle to reflective surfaces).

JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 6:14 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 18
Default

Sorry, don't know what the technical term is. Maybe it's flashback, where you take a picture and the flash reflects back.

I'll attach the picture and you can see for yourself!
Attached Images
 
mesolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 6:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
terry@softreq.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,539
Default

That's a very cool shot!

If you could mount an external flash, you could bounce it off the ceiling.
terry@softreq.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2006, 6:21 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 18
Default

This picture was taken at night thru a narrowglass door, not a whole lot of elbow room.
mesolo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:56 AM.