Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Flash exposure compensation, part of Shooting with the Canon 60D.
The flash on your camera has a range of about 10 to 12 feet.…Beyond that, your flash simply won't have any effect on your image, but within…that range, moving your camera and its flash closer or farther from your subject…will result in more or less flash illumination on that subject. That should be…pretty intuitive: put the flash right in someone's face, and they might end up…with too much light on them.…Flash exposure compensation is a way of controlling how much light the flash…puts out. By dialing in negative flash exposure compensation,…you can reduce the intensity of the flash to go from something like this, to…something like this.…
You dial in flash exposure compensation by hitting the Q button to bring up the…quick control screen, and come all the way down here to this thing that's just…below exposure compensation. And you can tell that it's got a exposure…compensation icon, which is the little plus/minus, combined with a little flash…icon. You can see by default I'm at 0 right now.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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