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Old 11th of July 2007 (Wed)   #1
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Hello , need advice from the experts I have a canon eos rebel xt and I use it with the external flash speedlite 430ex.
I use P and AUTO mode to take pictures of the interior and exterior of homes.I get dark pictures most of the time.I have tried increasing the exposure compensation in P mode, but for some reason is not helping me.
I take pictures with a tripod and a rotador 16 shots in the same room .I use the flash for all the pictures inside the rooms and I get different color variations by time I am on the 13th picture.I get a gray color if it is a blue wall for example.
Please tell me what can I do to get my camara working properly for these types of pictures.
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First question : What lens did you used ?
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how about bumping the iso to 400 or 800 rather than using flash? might still need to use tripod.
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First question : What lens did you used ?
I have not buy any extra lens this camara has the 18-55 mm , will it help if I get an extra lens?
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how about bumping the iso to 400 or 800 rather than using flash? might still need to use tripod.
I had done that but still using the flash , am I creating over exposure by bumping the ISO to 800 and still using the flash?
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What angle did you point your flash ?

Try to point straight up or 45 degree and bump your ISO to 800 .

The L lens will get you more light and sharp photo at night shot .but first you had to have a technique skill then when you use the L lens ,it's will easy for you .I would try an L lens to see any difference also .

This photo I took with my rebel 5 year ago (6.3M),when it's firts came out .The lens I used is 28-105 USM and I used the build in flash .

This is my first DSLR camera



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Well, in the two pictures you posted your problem is that you're using flash.

The light falls off rapidly as the distance from the flash increases - exactly what we see here. The close parts of the room are well exposed and the more distant parts are dark.

That's the way flash works.

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What angle did you point your flash ?

Try to point straight up or 45 degree and bump your ISO to 800 .

The L lens will get you more light and sharp photo at night shot .but first you had to have a technique skill then when you use the L lens ,it's will easy for you .I would try an L lens to see any difference also .

This photo I took with my rebel 5 year ago (6.3M),when it's firts came out .The lens I used is 28-105 USM and I used the build in flash .

This is my first DSLR camera



very sharp images , what creative zone mode did you use P, Tv, Av or M?
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Well, in the two pictures you posted your problem is that you're using flash.

The light falls off rapidly as the distance from the flash increases - exactly what we see here. The close parts of the room are well exposed and the more distant parts are dark.

That's the way flash works.

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can I get lighter pictures with no flash? how can I do that?
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The L lens will get you more light and sharp photo at night shot .but first you had to have a technique skill then when you use the L lens ,it's will easy for you .I would try an L lens to see any difference also .
Erm, have you considered 'operator error'? I find it baffling for an issue related to flash exposure, one would answer 'get an L'. Getting an L isn't gonna solve issues characteristic to typical flash photography.
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I think I used Auto mode or P ...because at that time I didn't know much about technique .But now I can get better photo with my 30D .

Yes Collin85 ...I am trying to said to him get the skill before he get the L lens , also the L lens will give him more light .

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Yes Cllin85 ...I am trying to said to him get the skill before he get the L lens , also the L lens will give him more light .
My point is why are you suggesting an L lens? It sounds almost silly concerning the problem at hand. Which L are you suggesting? By letting in more light, are you implying that by getting a lens with a larger maximum aperture (which doesn't have to be an L), he won't need a flash anymore?
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Here is a silly question, have you checked the calibration of your monitor? If your monitor is set to be not very bright on battery mode vs AC power, your pics will appear darker than they really are.
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Why not L lens to see any difference ?
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Why not L lens to see any difference ?
Refer to what number six said:

"Well, in the two pictures you posted your problem is that you're using flash.

The light falls off rapidly as the distance from the flash increases - exactly what we see here. The close parts of the room are well exposed and the more distant parts are dark.

That's the way flash works."


How exactly is getting an L relevant to solving a problem related to the inherent characteristics of flash photography? Infact, assuming the OP needs a flash for the shots regardless, how exactly is suggesting a new lens at all relevant?
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