Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hi, I have a Canon 20D and a Sppedlite 550EX (I use for almost every shot). My problem is that 80-90% of my photos always return back from the printers too dark. I know this sounds like a printing issue, however I have tried 4 different printers and still have the same problem. I have tried up'ing my exposure both on my camera and flash, but this just overexposes parts of the photo too much. My histogram also looks relatively correct on these shots. I appreciate that photos will be taken too dar

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Your exposure maybe off. Unless you are trying to suggest that the LCD displays pictures taken with a flash differently than those taken without one!

On an LCD, underexposed picture will still look "ok" but, the Histogram tells the tale. I find it hard to believe that your histograms show correct exposure and your pictures aren't. Unless the histogram algorithm in your camera is faulty, of course. But, the chances of that being the case are very slim.

Make sure that the metering for the flash exposure is taken off a meaningful subject, not a part of the image that is too bright compared to the main subject. If that happens then your flash expsosure will be off.

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