I have a query about flash exposure.
I pretty much only use the M mode on my 300D and feel I have got to grips with what works and what doesn't and I'm loving every minute of it trying different things and learning all the time.
One aspect I haven't really looked at is flash photography, so the other night I tried a variety of shots using the onboard flash. The thing that became immediately apparent looking at the histogram (and I have read it on here that others have experienced the same thing) is that shots taken using onboard flash are underexposed. Ok, I hear you say, I can shoot in RAW and then adjust the exposure - but I don't really want to do this, I would rather be able to get the picture out of the camera pretty much spot on and then just do some mild tweaking.
What are my options? (This is where my Flash ignorance will become apparent to everyone! LOL)
- Has this got anything to do with using the FE lock function? I can't seem to get my head around what exactly this does. I think I might be barking up the wrong tree here?
- If I download the Rebel Hack can I use FEC with the onboard flash to correct this problem?
- Should I just give up on the onboard flash and buy either a 420EX (in conjuction with the hack to get FEC) or a 550EX (the size of the thing concerns me - its MASSIVE!!)
I'm eager to learn so all opinions / advice / laughing at my ignorance is more than welcome!
Thanks in advance,