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    DefaultQuestion re: dark background; need advice please

    I posted this pic in L/C
    This happens to lots of my pics, where the background is very dark.

    s/s: 1/60
    flash
    f/4.0
    iso: 400
    focal length: 22mm

    Why is this? tia
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    DefaultRe: Question re: dark background; need advice please

    The flash has a limited range. When the camera exposed for this shot, it took into account the flash and exposed the dog's face. It left the back ground dark. I personally like the dark background. It has the same effect as blurring the background. This is probably a simple explanation. I know there's a more technical explanation.


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    DefaultRe: Question re: dark background; need advice please

    Thanks Monnie...
    this camera is stressing me out!
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    DefaultRe: Question re: dark background; need advice please

    I found this on the internet. You might find it interesting.

    Slow Sync Flash
    Usually when the flash fires, the camera also increases the shutter speed. The flash gives off such bright light, that you only need a split second expo sure to capture the image. What Slow Sync flash does is fire the flash, but keeps the shutter open for longer.

    When would this be useful? When you want to show a low light background as well as your foreground subject in the image. The foreground subject is lit by the flash, and the background is then captured by the long exposure time. Make sure you keep your camera and everything in your image still while the shutter is open or youíll get a blurry image, special effects like this example image.



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