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Hi everyone.. I'm Brie, mom to 15 month old Sadie..
I've had a Nikon D70 for almost a year, and have mostly shot on Auto, but I feel like I am able to get the same pics with my point & shoot, so I decided to learn how to shoot manually to get better pictures. But its not going so well. My pictures are turning out waaaay overexposed, even though I have ISO set to 200, the -/+ (not sure what thats called) is at 0.0, and the WB is on auto .. When shooting in any of the manual modes, the flash is super bright, and I'm not sure how to tone it down a bit. Its a lot brighter than when its in auto
Here is a picture I took in natural light with out flash in manual
Your shutter speed is set at 1/25 which is too slow. If you change it to 1/160 or anything faster you wont get the blown out images. Your camera is just letting in too much light. By making the shutter faster you will allow less light in and it wont be so bright.
there should be a bunch of steps in your shutter speed between 1/60 and 30"
I am sure one of the Nikon girls can help you out there...You will get better results (better focus....sharper pics) if you raise your shutter speed rather than close your aperature up more....4.5 -6 ish is usually a good range for just snap shotty pics of kids....