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    carame11 New Member

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    I use a Canon Powershot A720, can anyone tell me when I turn the flash on when taking pictures outside, I get a better result than when I don't use flash
     
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    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I turn on the flash outside to illuminate a person's face when there's a bright background.
     
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    carame11 New Member

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    Thank you for your answer, I'm aware of that but what about taking landscapes
     
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    The flash only influences the area up to 10 or 15 feet away from the photographer, so it won't have any effect on landscapes.
     
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    That's what I thought, the reason I'm asking is because I went away recently & took the same image, one with the flash on & the without the flash, the one with the flash had better colour, If you don't understand what I mean, just let me know & I will attach the two photos I'm talking about
     
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    If the camera is in its Auto mode, then there may be a little difference in White Balance. Shoot in Program mode instead and you can set the WB to whatever you like.

    Kelly Cook
     
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    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    The Canon A720 is an older camera (I have one but I don't use it anymore). Its auto mode is not as sophisticated as those in more recent cameras, where it will switch to a particular scene mode, like landscape, automatically. So if you want the best possible results for your landscape shot, you'll have to manually set the camera to landscape mode.
     
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