6Shooting Portraits at Night
To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.
Shooting TipsUse a wide-angle lens and a tripod.
When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).
Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended.
Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.
If the self-timer is also used, the self-timer lamp will flash after the picture is taken.