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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:57 pm 
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Check your property settings and then the details tab. Look at the AUTO ISO value and see what the cam chose for the pictures. Try to keep your pics ISO value as low as you can for better results. Here are some things to remember:

If the flash is aimed too low in front of the subject then you will get a whitewash effect on the foreground and less light on the subject.

Remove all objects such as strands of grass, branches, light coloured debris between the camera and the subject. Those sorts of things will absorb the light and give you bright blurbs in your pictures.

Trees, branches, and other natural objects close behind your subject can catch some of the flash to create a really nice backdrop for creative composition.

Remember, black absorbs light and light colours reflect light. More flash or bring flash closer to photograph Bears but less flash or greater distance to photograph Deer.

You can lower the EV VALUE to -0.3 or even -0.7 to darken your pictures when setting up. I have a set facing South in a marsh where the light is very harsh. I set my cam to AUTO ISO, FLASH -, and EV VALUE -0.3 That will slightly darken the pictures for better clarity during bright daytime light. Yet minimally effect the flash for nighttime pics. It actually takes away the glow on the outer edges of light reflecting objects, reduces glare and renders more clarity.

You can also adjust your CONTRAST to - and that will help tame down the brightness.

There are many ways to go about creating a picture that you are after. Asking for advice, thorough testing such as what you are doing and ultimately field testing. It takes time but with your keen interest and drive, you will achieve what you are after in time. A lot of it comes down to your personal tastes. Good luck and keep us posted.


Great stuff, and thank you! I will have to try those things...

One question though..... When I took the pics with the ISO at 200, and changed the flash on all 3 pics from +, med, and -..... it didn't seem to change the flash power at all, they all look the same brightness for flash. Is that the way it works if you change ISO from Auto, to 200? In other words, if you have the ISO at 200, it doesn't matter what flash power you have it set to?

I honestly can't say for sure because I always shoot in AUTO ISO.

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So do YOU basically just change the flash setting ( +, med, - ) to change your light? Or do you mess with the other stuff you had mentioned too?


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I almost always only change the flash setting but there's no right or wrong.

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I almost always only change the flash setting but there's no right or wrong.

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got it... ya, I just need to experiment. Looking at my test pics though, it almost looks to me that the last pic ( flash -, iso 200) looks more clear than the other ( flash -, iso auto).... but I may be reaching. I'm going to do some close 5 foot test pics tonight if it's not raining.... I have a feeling the "flash -" will be the ideal setting for that.


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Remember too that when the camera does it's metering it's all based on the the flash being on the camera. By removing it and placing it elsewhere it's going to mess with the cameras brain a little.

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Remember too that when the camera does it's metering it's all based on the the flash being on the camera. By removing it and placing it elsewhere it's going to mess with the cameras brain a little.

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ok, another wrinkle..... Lol


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johnnydeerhunter wrote:
I almost always only change the flash setting but there's no right or wrong.

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Me too and you got that right.

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Did a couple pics at 6 feet from camera. Both with Flash set to neg, and ISO set to auto. First pic is flash 20" above the camera. 2nd picture I backed flash up 5 feet and a little off to the left side just to avoid camera case shadow. When flash is backed up, it sure softened it up a lot.

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beautyfull post and interesting and helpful info!!!
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