If you’re running into an issue where your photos are developing very dark and without detail in shadowy areas, you likely just need more light!
Remember – instant cameras love light. If you are shooting indoors, most of the time ambient light alone will not be sufficient, and you need to use flash.
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NOTE: SX-70 cameras do not include a built-in flash, so you’ll want to make sure you have a flash bar (purchased separately) for any photos shot indoors.
Sometimes, it may also be an issue with the camera itself: the camera’s built-in light meter may not be reading the scene properly, and therefore failing to expose properly. In this case, you might need to look into camera repair.
Here are tips to avoid dark pictures:
- Ensure plenty of natural light
- Always shoot with flash indoors
- When shooting indoors, it’s best to have your subject stand in front of something like a wall, to reflect the flash back for brighter pictures. If your subject is standing in a big room with a lot of empty space behind them, the background will be entirely dark in your photo
- Adjust the exposure switch/dial on your camera more towards white for brighter results
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