When you carry around a DSLR at a family function, there is somehow an automatic assumption that the man with the biggest cam is the official family photographer.
The main problem I face is indoor family shots. Generally, lighting is too dim. I use the default flash, and not an add-on. Using the flash causes the subject to be fully flashed out but the background totally darkened. Terrible!
Tried standing further back from the subject, and it helps a bit to disperse the flash to surroundings as well, but not enough.
Increasing the ISO to 400 and not using the flash doesn't seem to help either, coz the noise seems to be too much for my liking.
The best alternative I've found so far is to change the settings to "night shot" and then it seems to disperse the light. But how can I do this manually without choosing "night shot"?
Is there a solution for this?
Also, does the ISO setting make any difference if the flash is used.... I don't think it should, (so I can use an ISO 100) but can someone please confirm it?
Thanks in advance.