I was spending ten minutes chasing my daughter with my camera, watching her tackle the cat ala WWF style, and then getting some shots of her playing with her toys. I tried messing with the shutter speed and aperture since I just got done with Lesson 3 and am in the midst of Lesson 4.
I noticed a couple of things:
- If I manually turn off the flash, the picture doesn't always turn out if I'm in bad lighting
- Even if the flash is on, the camera sometimes freezes, the flash keeps on blinking, and makes this strange sound that reminds me of a Japanese Beetle looming in the air. It does this and I can't make it stop flashing until it's done "thinking," and I've missed the shot.
If I'm taking pictures and the lighting isn't great, what are my alternatives to the in-you-face flash? Please consider that my daughter will not sit still unless the Teletubbies are on, but then there's a strange bluish cast from the TV on her face!