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Date Registered: 02-2004
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I have used flash to supplement lighting but the resulting image always looks unrealistic - in a sense it's too dark. Probably because I am too far away from the subject as well. I could try the "delayed flash" option.

My camera seems to have a very good noise filter - I have taken many night photos (of moon and clouds for example) and there is virtually no noise (well at least compared to my old camera). The stars are bright pin-points on the image, showing how good the noise filtering is.


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If your subject looks too dark with flash illumination then either you are too far away or there is something bright reflecting the light back towards the flash making it underexpose the photograph.

Both this and the unrealistic look of a flash photograph can be rectified by 'bouncing' the flash. This is done by angling the flash towards the ceiling at a 45deg angle so that the illumination is indirect and there will be no background shadow effect. For this you need a ceiling which is not too far away.

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Both this and the unrealistic look of a flash photograph can be rectified by 'bouncing' the flash. This is done by angling the flash towards the ceiling at a 45deg angle so that the illumination is indirect and there will be no background shadow effect. For this you need a ceiling which is not too far away.



... and a detached flash (mine's a pop-up built-in flash).


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Yes, popup built-in flashes are never powerful enough and always cause background shadows because of their direct lighting.

Mounting another flash on the camera's hotshoe will still synch correctly and most of these auxiliary flashguns have the ability to swivel the head for bouncing the flash.

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I knew I should've bought a digital SLR...


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You still have options though...

1. Use the exposure compensation to adjust the picture brightness by +1/2 or +1 EV.
2. Place a diffuser strip over the flash to make the direct lighting softer (but with a decrease in distance).

Remember, photography is about creativity, not only in the subject and the way it is composed but also in the way it is taken.

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Rodger and all that have a Canon S2IS,
I have just had an issue with my camera with the screen blacking out and found that it is the CCD unit that has failed. The reason for the post is there were a few owners of this camera on the forum and even though my camera was 8mths out of warranty Canon still fixed the problem free of charge as the CCD unit was a sony component and was faulty in a few of the Canon models. This post might not mean anything now but just keep it in mind. I've been told there is alist of Canon cameras this efffects but have not gone looking yet.

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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Not car pics, just some pics of the eclipse


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I haven't downloaded my photos of the eclipse or from last night's full moon with clouds from my camera yet...

You might want to add your eclipse photos to this thread with the settings you used on your camera. I had to restrict exposure to less than about 2 seconds otherwise I got a blurry photo due to the earth & moon moving.




nothing really special, Camera is a Cannon pro shot P1, set on auto, at 22x digital zoom, with me leaning against a fence!

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As some of you may know, i dropped my Canon Pro Shot P1 off a jetty into salt water last week 8( Luckily (rach was about 3 seconds away from killing me!) it was insured as a portable item. The insurance company wasnt able to find another pro shot to replace it with so i ended up with a full SLR Canon EOS 400D!!

I am so stoked emoticon

I have played with it a little bit and so far the pics are umbelivable!

It is just a shame i didnt have it for my weekend away at Hill End.

Stay tuned for some great car pics in the future!

a bit of info on the 400D can be found HERE ( needs adobe acrobat. 4.9mb)


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Matt you lucky bugger !
This is the camera I am considering getting and almost got one last weekend as Domayne over here had it on special for $999 ($300 off) !!
I know someone with the previous 350D and others with the 30D and 40D and they all say the Canon digital SLR's are far better than their rivals for the money spent.
I am so envious !!! emoticon

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