I know i-TTL or e-TTL for those of you shooting the big brands..or me with P-TTL on the Pentax...is supposed to be "the solution." Well I think it often is, but sometimes a little "old fashion" goes a long way as well.
In this case I ran the whole day with the camera on Aperture Priority, ISO 100, center weighted metering and flash on Auto. This is a sample of what I got right out of the camera. I only cropped the photo a bit for the web. I think exposure was pretty good, the reaction time of the camera acceptable and I could understand why it happened. The last part is most important to me since if I understand what happened, I can either modify my work to change the results or repeat it if it works correctly.
Either way I got a photo that really summed up Christmas Day with my four kiddos and loving wife. It was fun, relaxed, family and God centered.
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