580exll help! please
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22-05-11, 07:05 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South East Wales and, sometimes, South West Wales
How was your camera set up?
You should be shooting with the white balance set to flash and a shutter speed around the synch speed of your camera, usually around 1/200 to 1/250. The flash should then fire automatically BUT you do have to give it time to recycle ie for the batteries to recharge it. You will never be able to rattle off flash pics machine gun style due to the recycle rates of the guns.
If you find that your pictures are underexposed, play about with the shutter speed or even increase your ISO, if you increase the ISO from 100 to 400, you effectively double the output of the flash gun. You could also check the power output on the flash gun. I don't know the Canon gun but my Nikon gun can be adjusted to vary the power output and yours might just be set on a low value.
Be patient, bide your time and wait for the best moments. Your photography will not improve otherwise.
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