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From the author of #6: Adjust the Built-in Flash Power

#6: Adjust the Built-in Flash Power

If there's one leading frustration with small cameras, it's the built-in flash. Too often it makes people look like they've been frozen at a crime scene. You can easily adjust the output of the flash, turning it into an effective fill light instead of a high-powered searchlight.

Press the Function/Set button to reveal the Function menu, and then press the Down button to highlight the +/- (Flash) icon (fourth from the top). The scale at the bottom of the screen indicates the flash power. Use the Control dial to select a setting between -2 and +2.

(Another great feature of the G10 and G11 is the camera's hot shoe, which lets you attach a Canon speedlight. That opens up a lot of other options, such as bouncing the flash off a ceiling to provide much better overall lighting.)

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