+ 0 Votes What exactly about the lighting? seanferd Updated - 3 years ago You will have to be a lot more specific. Too dark? Washed-out? Lens flare? Some lighting tips, something may address your situation. http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=2301026&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=36146 Basic camera usage: http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=38/13915&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=36144 Support: Chat http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/chat/index.jhtml?pq-locale=en_US Email http://support.en.kodak.com/app/ask_egain Phone http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1779 I don't know if you can manually adjust f-stop or shutter - I don't find a copy of the user guide at all. Edit: You may want to check your White Balance and Color Mode, but I'm not sure, as the problem you report is not well-defined. + 0 Votes I did NASCAR part-time for a while JADavis9 2 years ago I started doing open wheel stuff like Toyota Atlantics and CART Indy Lights in the early 90s. Then I bought a Cup car from Jack Roush and took it to Phoenix and made the Winston Cup race as only my 2nd stock car race back in 1992. So I figured I needed to go NASCAR! I did Phoenix a couple times and the road course at Sears Point twice too. I tried to make the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1993 and again in 1998 but missed out in qualifying. Tried Michigan twice and Watkins Glen once and also got to run the exhibition races with the Cup guys at Suzuka and Motegi Japan. That was cool. So I was really just a part timer and no one would know about me or remember me. I did almost pair up with a couple guys a few years ago to buy out Bud Moore's Cup team and move to South Carolina to drive for them. But that deal fell apart after they bought the team without me and spent lots of cash and finally shut it down. + 0 Votes more info - too dark JADavis9 Updated - 3 years ago I try to give as much info as I can think to give, but I guess it wasn't enough. I've thought about it and played with it and realized that my pics display pretty nicely on the viewing screen on the camera. They look plenty bright. But when I put them on my pc they look dark. So probably that is the case with those pics that I see on other people's cameras also. Maybe they are all too dark when viewed on a pc and I just hadn't realized it! Anyway, maybe I should just forget about it. I really think I should just leave it set on Auto on most of the settings. I posted my latest pic on my Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=212556225441367&set=a.186644734699183.41767.100000609734900&type=1&theater I think that anyone should be able to see it without Friending me. In fact, I don't accept Friend Requests from folks that I don't know personally. Here is more info about the camera: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak_EasyShare_V570 + 0 Votes personal opinion PurpleSkys Moderator Updated - 3 years ago While that was a great camera back about 6 years ago, it wouldn't take the kind of picture most of us see when flicking through pages like facebook. Even some cell phones have a higher than 5MP these days. I'm of the thought that it's just old and may need replacing. I could tell you to take in to your local camera store to have it looked at, but that usually costs more than buying a new one. Cameras aren't that expensive for the everyday picture taker, maybe nice to invest in a new one. I'm a big fan of tigerdirect.ca they ship in a reasonable amount of time and their prices are pretty good. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=7 edit to add: while i'm not in the habit of adding folks i don't know either...you;re facebook is an open book, you would be way too easy to find. + 0 Votes Well, there are always differences in appearance depending seanferd 3 years ago on how you view the images. They may look significantly different when viewed on different devices. It also depends on how you take photos and the lighting conditions. Changing position and angle can make a huge difference. Purple also makes a good point about the camera technology. Possibly also a good point about FB , but I don't have an FB account, so I cannot view the pictures. + 1 Votes Thanks for your input JADavis9 Updated - 3 years ago I think that I'll just stick with what I have for now. I really like the wide angle lense in this camera since I'm in the real estate business and Realtors should use a wide angle to get better shots inside homes to show more of the room and not just the wall on the opposite side of the room! + 0 Votes whatever floats your boat-NT~ PurpleSkys Moderator 3 years ago ~ + 0 Votes viewing angle was the difference JADavis9 Updated - 3 years ago Seanferd. Thanks for telling me that about the LCD monitor and how the viewing position can affect the view. I'm pretty sure that the viewing angle was the difference that I was seeing. I looked at my camera and a pic that I took looked fine on the camera's display but it was a little too dark when I uploaded it to my pc. So that same thing was probably happening when I saw someone standing in front of me taking pics without flash (since flash isn't allowed at some of our kid's school activities like at plays). I would see their pics in the display on their camera and it looked good. I'd mark yours as the answer but I don't see a link to do that. But I'm sure I could learn to brighten it with my Paint Shop Pro v6.01. Any quickie tips on that? + 0 Votes User Guide v570 WorkingGirl Updated - 3 years ago Go to this link: http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18648/selected/true It has support with online Chat. + 0 Votes Is your camera good enough for flashless indoor shots? chriscmtc 3 years ago Probably need to reduce the brightness of the LCD when indoors a bit. Remember that even DLSR's struggle without expensive, "fast" lenses in dim light - If you're not using a flash then you are definitely going to struggle to get a shot that isn't too dark without a lot of motion blur. I suppose the automatic settings on your camera are geared towards getting a crisper image and leaving you with under-exposed pics. + 0 Votes Some Suggestions... laura.walker 3 years ago Your camera's flash is quite small, therefore you need to be within 10 feet or less for the object/person you are photographing. For dark areas, Kodak specs that your camera flash occurs at ASA 200, but you actually need ASA 800 or more for a dark room (newer cell phone cameras can do this). And Kodak says that at ASA 800, your camera has a reduced resolution of 1.8 MPixels (not nice). So, my recommendation, since you like Kodak - look at their Z981 camera (it's on sale $250 - and no I don't work for Kodak). The Z981 is a 14 MP (4 format) or 10 MP (16:9 format) digital camera, 720p video, ASA 1600 for dark rooms (at ASA 3200/6400, Kodak again reduces to 5MP), 26x optical zoom (impressive), and a larger stronger flash (remember to stay within 20 feet of your subject), And please, use the viewfinder to compose your photo and avoid using the 3" display - you will find yourself taking better pictures. Have fun.