How to shoot indoor using canon a40


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newbie here

1. notice that when i take indoor pic in auto mode, the flash would be triggered . the subject would be illuminated but the background is dark. any way to go around this problem? read somewhere abt pre flash.

2. how to take subject against bright background? i have quite a number where the subject turn out dark. would setting flash during daytime help?

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my experience : when light of background is too dark or too bright, use PE mode where exposure is adjustable.

it works quite ok without flash.
 

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in pe mode, under lowlight setting
you need a steady hand if not the pic comes out blur
 

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My personal experiences is to go manual mode,
set shutter to 1/30~60 and f-stop 2.8 and flash set to on.

Play around with the shutter speed till the background looks much better.

if by pushing to 1/30, and the background still looks too dark, i suggest you push ISO to 100 and try the above again. if it still dont work, try using a tripod and have shutter speed set to under 1/30 to a max of 1/4 and have the human subject to stay very still.

Another note to point out is if your subject is rather near to you, be sure to diffuse the flash by covering the flash directly using a thin piece of translucent paper. This is very important as it helps to avoid over exposure of the subject in your flash range.
 

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Originally posted by windmill
newbie here

1. notice that when i take indoor pic in auto mode, the flash would be triggered . the subject would be illuminated but the background is dark. any way to go around this problem? read somewhere abt pre flash.

2. how to take subject against bright background? i have quite a number where the subject turn out dark. would setting flash during daytime help?

thanks for any help
1. use slow-sync flash. This will allow the shutter speed to adjust to expose the ambient light properly, while using flash to brighten the subject. But shutter speed will typically be slow and a tripod is recommended.

2. either use spot-metering, or yes, use flash (fill-flash).
 

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Originally posted by Tweek


1. use slow-sync flash. This will allow the shutter speed to adjust to expose the ambient light properly, while using flash to brighten the subject. But shutter speed will typically be slow and a tripod is recommended.

2. either use spot-metering, or yes, use flash (fill-flash).
hhi but canon a40 does not seem to have these features
 

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Originally posted by Blankies


dun have ???
i'm new to a40 you mean it has slow sync flash?

sorry it does have slow sync flash but need very stable hand
 

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