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    Cardiff, Wales, UK

    Camera Settings

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and to digital photography so please bear with me! I have a Fuji Fine Pix 2200 and am generally at ease with it except on taking indoor pictures in a fairly dark atmosphere with strong lights such as a theatre performance etc. I usually stick to the Auto setting but I've also tried different flash setting but the pictures always come out too dark. Is there any other setting I can use?

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    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    Force the flash

    Welcome to the site! Note that there's also a Digital Cameras Forum here. You could post there, too.

    The problem with auto flash - and this isn't limited to digital cameras - is that the background always goes too dark. The solution is to set the Flash On setting that most compact cameras have. It's usually indicated by a little lighting bolt symbol. The Flash On setting will take a slow exposure and fire the flash. The slow exposure exposes for the ambient light allowing background details to appear. And the flash lights and freezes the main subject.

    Hope that helps. Let us know if you have more questions. And please post some photos in the Photo Critique section or on the new gallery. The best thing about this community is sharing photos and learning to take better pictures. Sharing your photos and getting feedback is the best way to learn.

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