When producing a hill-shade from Raster_>Analysis->Hill-shade in QGIS, I cannot stop my hill-shade from becoming too dark, leaving massive parts cities to be black.
I have tried the extremes and in between of light altitude and azimuth, as well as change the z factor to 11120, 111120, and 1111420. These are all suggestions I found on the internet.
I am not sure if it is the fact that I am doing to large of an area? I would like to get the shade as it the light was coming from directly above so that I made see all features.
EDIT: I have added a few screen shots below. The hillshades are followed by their settings. I included the stock settings, and then the best one I have come up with. The problem with the latter is still the amount of black when zoomed in.