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Julie Abston
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2003
 

Problem With Bright Splotches


 
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I hope this doesn't sound like too stupid of a question... but, I recently purchased a JVC gc-qx5hdu digital camera. When I shoot indoors, there are bright splotches on the subject. I am attaching an example. I am shooting on auto setting. Can anyone help?


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12/5/2003 7:37:42 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Overexposure by the flash. You're too close to the subject for the auto-exposure to control the flash. Back up. If you want to take close-ups with flash then (if the camera allows) set a smaller aperture of f/8 to f/16, or (if the camera allows) dial in -1 or -2 flash exposure compensation when taking close-ups, or simply block/diffuse the flash light with a tissue.


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12/5/2003 8:32:22 AM

 
Julie Abston
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2003
  Thank you so much John! I knew there was probably a very easy solution, just wasn't sure what. I am very new to photography and have a lot to learn. I obviously need to take a course. Thanks again. I truly appreciate your response!


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12/5/2003 9:18:54 AM

 
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