600D: Flash Setting

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600D: Flash Setting
Jan 9, 2012

Forgive me for not knowing off the top of my head correct terminology - my camera is not in front of me.

My camera has a setting that allows, during flash photography in AV mode, for the shutter to stay open for a longer duration to expose a dark background. From a few test shots, it seems the person or object in the foreground (which receives the main light from the flash), tends to over-expose.

In other words, the flash would have exposed the near object perfectly. But the shutter remaining open to expose the background, naturally continues to expose the near object as well.

It appears the only thing to do is reduce flash output via flash exp. compensation. For very near objects, I'm finding that even on the lowest setting, the near object is still, to some degree, over exposed.

Am I going about things the right way?

Thanks.
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Mark.

Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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