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I am an amateur who shoots products at close range indoors for my business with Canon digital cameras. Sometimes I need to shoot in the evening and turn on the flash, and all the photos have this annoying shadow in one corner. Any idea what is causing this?

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Theo, I am almost certain this is the lens hood or a strap or other object between the flash and the subject. If you are not sure what I mean, check out this video https://youtu.be/wZjuRNxVb4s

When I use my camera, the lens hood ALWAYS shows up at a wide angle setting. So you may need to remove it or try to rotate it.

Let me know if this solves it.

With best regards,
Eric C. M. Basir
https://www.youtube.com/user/ericb007  

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12 years of full time experience as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware.

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Since 1999, I have served as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. I also serve individuals with their personal photos. This includes training through my video courses. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware. I run a no-charge photo retouching and restoration how-to YouTube channel here: http://www.photografix.pro/Restoration/PGXU_Live.html. I also run a blog full of great advice: http://photografixpro.blogspot.com/

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