02-01-2017 03:42 PM
Hello everyone! I currently own an used Canon t3i, and it is an amazing camera that suits me very well. But recently I decided to get started on flash photography, and realized that my camera's flash pops up, fires, but the image is still very dark. It isn't a shutter/aperture/ISO problem, since I've tried all combinations with the flash firing. I haven't found solutions for this issue anywhere, and I was hoping someone could help!
Thanks in advance!
02-01-2017 03:59 PM
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02-01-2017 04:05 PM
02-01-2017 04:14 PM
What lens are you using? Larger lenses can cast a shadow when used with a flash
BTW, the flash pops up automatically only in certain Basic shooting modes. If you wish to use the flash in "P" mode, then you must manually raise the flash by pressing the. Lightning icon button on top of the camera, or by releasing the flash in the Quick Menu.
02-01-2017 04:15 PM
Also, the built-in flash does not reach much beyond 10 feet, or so.
02-01-2017 04:17 PM
02-01-2017 04:36 PM
Hello, and thanks for answering.
I've tried most of the basic modes, including the Portrait and the Green Square ones, and all of the manual ones (M, Av, Tv and P), and none of those seemed to work with my firing flash.
Right now I've got two sample photos, with the exact same subject and conditions (1/80s, f/ 1.8), and one I've got 400 ISO and flash OFF, and the other one 100 ISO and flash deployed and fired.
02-01-2017 04:50 PM
How are you determining your exposure settings? Especially, ISO?