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Why are my pictures dim? (Discussing Flash Exposure Compensation)

Why are my pictures dim? (Discussing Flash Exposure Compensation)

A diffuser takes a narrow, concentrated beam of light and distributes that light across a larger area. We have to adjust for this by increasing the light output of the flash. Some automatic modes will make this adjustment correctly but we recommend using flash exposure compensation (FEC) to fine tune it. When firing the flash […]

Changing Flash Exposure Adjustment for Canon Bodies:

For most Canon DSLR bodies there is an exposure compensation (FEC) button.   Press the FEC button and then turn the quick control dial on the back of the body to set your desired FEC.   For Canon DSLR bodies that have the Quick Control screen (60D, 70D, and 6D)   Press the [Q] button […]

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation for Nikon Bodies:

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation for Nikon Bodies:

For most Nikon DSLR bodies flash exposure compensation (FEC) can be adjusted by pressing and holding the flash button and then turning the sub-command dial (located near the shutter button) until the desired FEC is selected.   If your Nikon does not have a sub-command dial, then press and hold the flash button and the […]

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation on the Flash

Changing Flash Exposure Compensation on the Flash

  For most flashes, flash exposure compensation (FEC) can be set by pressing and/or holding the [SEL] button until the FEC icon is flashing in the display.   Then press the [+] or [-] or turn the dial to select the chosen FEC.   the FEC adjustment will be displayed on the screen. Then press […]