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The flash can provide just the right amount of fill light to brighten your subject’s face—without affecting the exposure of the background. ) 48 Chapter 4 No flash Fill flash (forced flash) A fill flash like this makes outdoor portraits look a lot better. It eliminates the silhouette effect when your subject is standing in front of a bright background. Better yet, it provides very flattering front light. It softens smile lines and wrinkles, and it puts a nice twinkle in the eyes. ”) To force the flash, see “Flash Modes,” page 51.

Nothing. If you press the Display button enough times, you eventually come to a setting that removes all overlays from the screen. Now you see only the preview of your shot, which is useful for (a) purists and (b) anyone who has no idea what all of those symbols and readouts even mean. • Histogram. On an SLR or advanced pocket cam, you may also be able to call up the histogram—a graph that shows you how the lights and darks are distributed in the scene. It shows you right away whether the whole thing is going to come out as a dark, muddy mess; a blown-out, superwhite ghostfest; or a nicely exposed photo.

Unfortunately, on small cameras, it’s a little tough to achieve much separation of flash and lens. As noted above, redeye is much less of an issue on SLRs. They have a greater separation of lens and flash—especially if it’s an external, separate flash unit. • Fix it in software. If you transfer your photos to the computer and discover, too late, that you’ve got redeye in some of your pictures, all is not lost. Photo-editing programs like iPhoto and Picasa (Chapter 8) have redeye-removal tools. They don’t work perfectly, and they turn everybody’s pupils jet black.

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