Light objects in foreground washed out!

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by geronimo, May 20, 2007.

  1. geronimo

    geronimo Guest

    I am new with digital photography, just got a Kodak C530 5mp digital
    camera. I am just shooting in auto mode. Took portraits ouside on a
    sunny day in the shade. When I took full body shots, the exposures
    were fine. When I got up close--- just chest-level and above, the
    faces were totally washed out/white. My son was also wearing a very
    light blue shirt, and it was also totally washed out/white. the
    washed-out effect also loses all detail and looks blurry. Grossly
    overexposed...but areas behind, like the garden behind are normal and
    clear. This would not happen with my old 35 mm Minolta! Why isn't
    the auto exposure function able to meter the subjects and stop the
    camera down? because its a cheap camera?
    geronimo, May 20, 2007
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  2. geronimo

    Jim Nagy Guest

    It may be that the flash control is not very good, and the flash is
    lighting near objects too well. Try the same picture with the flash
    forced off, and see if it isn't better. Some cameras offer a "slow
    sync" flash mode which can be a nice compromise.
    Jim Nagy, May 20, 2007
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  3. geronimo

    geronimo Guest

    No, that WAS with the flash off. Regards, geronimo
    geronimo, May 21, 2007
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