Personally I almost always shoot in M but will use auto ISO when condition are changing rapidly, i.e. outside sunny day, sports, etc…. However; in auto ISO you have the same problems with flash that you have with Auto exposure. So you are better off keeping it in Manual and quickly adjusting exposure with your shutter speed to control the background exposure. This is easy to do by metering your background with the camera meter and adjusting your shutter speed with the command dial to get it one stop under exposed. Don’t mess with your aperture, keep it set to f/5.6 to f/11 depending on how bright it is outside and even f/4.3 indoors. Practice.
Lily?….. yes. Small, small world. She lives down the street from us and is friends with my daughter. That photo is from my daughter’s birthday party last spring.
In your shot I think the background should be a stop darker. Looks like Mobjack Bay to me?
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