8th May 2003, 07:52 AM
Need help with Sony F707 flash shots
I notice that when I take a shot at night with internal flash (with Sony DSC-F707) the colour of the subject in the foreground appears ok, but all of the surroundings turn out overly orange. I have tried taking these shots in both semi-auto and "M" mode. The shots in twilight scene selection mode with flash almost come out like a sepia image.
I also noticed that changing the white balance selection doesn't seem to do anything when using the flash. I tried all available ISO's and flash intensity levels but ran into the same problem. Using the manual white balance without flash turns out really well, but it won't be practical for what I am trying to achieve (need the flash to capture people dancing at an outdoor event at night).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
8th May 2003, 08:33 AM
I think the background colour cast is caused by the lamps illuminating the background and the flash cannot reach that far to correct that.
If you change the WB given that is already corrected for the foreground in an attempt to change the background 'colour', then you might risk the foreground colour being off.
So basically one might have 2 choices, shoot without flash or get a more powerful flash.
8th May 2003, 11:23 AM