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I have purchased a Canon EX580 II Speedlight for my Canon 60D. I cannot seem to get it to work when taking photographs. I have tested it on the pilot light and it works OK. As soon as I try it taking a photo it doesn't flash no matter how light or dark it is. Is there something wrong with the flash do you think?


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In auto mode your camera makes just about all the decisions for you. Sure, you frame the subject and push the shutter release button, but you never have to think about things like exposure or whether you need to use a flash; the camera handles all of that for you. Most of the time it does a pretty good job, even if the results are a little less than artistic. Switching to program mode, however, allows your camera to make some decisions for you, but also puts three things in your control: the flash, the ISO value, and the white balance.

For your indoor flash-less shot, try raising it to at least ISO 800. You can go to 1600 or even higher with some cameras, but there is a drawback: You may find "noise" or oddly colored speckles in the darker areas of your photo. Using a flash in this birthday party shot would have killed the moment. Instead I went to ISO 800 and got the shot without a flash.

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