Flash Intensity Mode

Many digital cameras have a menu option that allows users to adjust the intensity, or the amount of light, pumped out by the camera's built-in flash. It works very much like exposure compensation, in that the user can adjust the amount of light two /-stops, plus or minus (better cameras have a +/-3 /-stop range), usually in increments of 1/3 of an /-stop. You activate flash intensity mode through the menu, which displays a scale on either the LCD viewfinder or control panel. Then, using either um the four-way jog button or subdial, you move the display marker towards the + (lighter) or - (darker) side of the scale.

For starters, move one full /-1pt-stop lighter or darker, and see if the exposure is more to your liking. If not, move the display marker in 1/3 /-1pt-stops, until the picture's exposure looks correct (or meets your expectations, which may not be the same thing). You can double-check whether the exposure is light or dark enough by looking at the histogram of the image.

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Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information presented in this book isĀ  accurate. However, the reader should understand that the information provided does not constitute legal, medical or professional advice of any kind.

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