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    iFly
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    Default flash ? or not

    at the time about 700 pm .. a bit cloudy day..
    do you use flash or not ??

    i did , and the background turned out too dark..
    i did not, the subject blurr because of slow shutter..



    help please...

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    you could use the slow sync mode if available. the subject will be freezed while the background will be sufficiently bright. however, you need steady hands.

    you might want to look at the following article too:
    http://www.shortcourses.com/using/flash/chapter6.htm
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    Midnight
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    Alternatively, if the desired elements of the background are not too distant, a more powerful external flash should do nicely.

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    iFly
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    shall i increase the ISO ?
    is the grainny problem very obvious in low light situation ??

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    Midnight
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    Are you using a digital camera? If so, how well the higher ISO settings turn out will depend mostly on your camera's own characteristics. Digital cameras don't have a problem with film grain, but the 'sensor noise' that is typically generated at higher ISO settings can be quite detrimental to the quality of the image. Then again, it is better than not being able to capture the scene at all. Try it out and see how much of a quality trade-off you are willing to tolerate. On the other hand, most mid-range digital cameras don't have that wide a range of ISO settings, so you may have to use flash and/or camera support in any case.

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