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Photo Doctor - Why are people dark in my day shots?

Subject dark on a bright day
Shutter Button used to "Lock" Exposure
Fill-in Flash
Camera is fooled by the strong light from the sun; shot is too dark
Exposure lightened by pointing camera down to lock exposure on darker area then recomposing
Subject with flash turned on

If your subject is too dark on a bright sunny day then move the camera down a little, away from the bright light, hold your finger halfway down on the shutter to keep the exposure and then re-compose the shot.

You may find it hard to use the shutter button to control the exposure on your camera. Another technique to soften light in the day-time is to use fill-in flash.

Make sure the flash on your camera is turned on, your camera will automatically work out the best exposure, particularly if the subject is close.

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>>Why are my night shots too dark?

Of course, if you take one of our beginners courses then you'll learn how to eliminate all of these common problems!

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