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Canon SD550 - Flash too bright indoors

by woody28 / December 21, 2005 12:43 AM PST

When shooting indoors with SD550 in Automatic Mode, the subjects appear way too bright. Is there a way to turn down the intensity of the flash? Or do I have to resort to the special scene mode "Indoor"?

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What I do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2005 1:47 AM PST

I bounce the flash off the ceiling or put a diffuser on the flash.


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This is the built in flash
by woody28 / December 21, 2005 2:12 AM PST
In reply to: What I do.

I'm just referring to the flash going off in Automatic Mode from this point and click camera. Canon SD550.

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Which is similar to mine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2005 2:25 AM PST

I found even a simple diffuser of some thin paper does wonders. If I want to bounce the flash, then I use a homemade reflector formed with a postit note with a square of aluminum foil. Both items are easy to carry about in my wallet.


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