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Part 5. Taking Digital Photos—Indoors > Indoor Light Sources and Techniques

Indoor Light Sources and Techniques

Using Electronic Flash

Turn on your camera and select Auto.

Press the flash release to turn on the electronic flash.

After framing your shot, press the shutter release to take the picture.

The camera uses the distance to the center of the subject to determine focus and exposure.

INTRODUCTION

Most digital cameras use their built-in electronic flashes automatically indoors. However, this alone does not ensure that you will get good photographs. Because electronic flash is a single light source that drops in intensity the farther your subject is from your camera, you need to plan your indoor shots carefully if you want good results.


HINT

Watch Those Fingers!

If your fingers block the electronic flash, your pictures will be very underexposed and probably not repairable.


This photo is properly exposed and focused.

The camera focuses and sets exposure for the background, leaving the subjects overexposed and fuzzy.


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