Camera Question

I have a Canon EOS Rebel G, and cannot for the life of me figure out how to take low-light photos in AUTO mode without the flash activating. I am attempting to learn how to take manual photos, but have to rely on the automatic mode until that time. I like to take portraits in low light, but have had to put my hand over the flash to prevent it from firing when I don’t want it. Silly question, I know, but can anyone help?

No got manual?

Not got Google?

Been to cannons web site?

May be impossible to do.

Sorry, I got no idee… :smiley:

I think you’re trying to do something impossible- AUTO mode is going to do whatever it needs to do to give you the best picture, which will include flash, if it thinks it’s necessary.

Try the manual mode- if the Rebel G is anything like my Rebel 2000, it’ll tell you how underexposed you’ll be, so you can adjust your aperture or shutter speed to get yourself exposed right, and it won’t use flash unless you actually hit the little button to pop the flash up.

Aperture and speed priority are the same way about the flash too, if you prefer those modes.

Thanks, bump, for a reply. I really don’t know much about how to take <i>real</i> photos as of yet, so I know little about how to set the aperture and whatnot. I will attempt to check more into it. Yes, GusNSpot, I have RTFM, but there is nothing about it in there that I saw when I looked. That’s why I asked the board.

Caveat: I haven’t used that particular camera.

Is there a Program AE mode, in addition to the full Auto mode? Generally, that mode would set aperture and shutter speed, but not do the other automatic stuff, like flash, unless you wanted it to. But it may not exist on that camera, so…

I’ve “adjusted” flash out-put by putting my thumb or finger over the flash