Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

My nikon d40 does'nt like it when i take i picture with a black backdrop what setting do i need?


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If you mean that the subject is overexposed because the camera is fooled into thinking it needs more exposure because of the black background, all you need to do is set your "exposure compensation" a little lower. You'll have to experiment with how much.
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