Is there a "trick" to shooting in low light without a flash?

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Is there a "trick" to shooting in low light without a flash?
In reply to Maaku, Mar 17, 2013

You say that you don't to use a flash because the photos look washed out.  I just purchased the little SB-N5 flash, and it doesn't wash out photos.  If used inside a room with a white ceiling or even wall, you bounce the flash off the white surface (the flash head can be aimed up or sideways), and people certainly don't look washed out when doing this.

If there is no light colored wall or ceiling to use for bounce flash, you can reduce the flash strength in camera (aiming the flash toward the subject) to prevent that unpleasant washed out look.  This gives an image that isn't quite as pleasant as a bounce flash one, but still quite acceptable. And a bonus is that you can often keep the ISO down to say ISO 800 which is a good thing when it comes to picture quality.

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