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  • #663
    lesliebeslie
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    Hey! I’m a super novice photographer. I’m working on a shot for tomorrow’s contest, and every picture I take of my dog, she looks possessed. Is there a way to use the flash and avoid the glowing eyes?
    Thanks 😀

    #5629
    monkeybort
    Participant

    try not to point the flash directly at her – if possible, bounce it off the nearest wall or the ceiling. may be difficult if you don’t have a SLR with a flash that swivels and rotates and stuff.

    #5630
    veruca
    Participant

    Does your camera have a setting for red-eye reduction? That can help greatly. Or do you have enough natural light that perhaps using the flash isn’t necessary?

    #5631
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Alternatively, you can use the freaky green posessed look to your advantage…NO ONE VOTES AGAINST THE DEMON PUPPY!!!

    Seriously, though, I try to avoid flash as much as possible. If you can bump up your ISO speed and/or get enough light in the scene as possible to where you can avoid the flash, that will help greatly and look more natural to boot.

    #5632
    lesliebeslie
    Participant

    I do have a very good cujo-esque demon puppy shot that I may just have to include tonight!

    I tried the red-eye, and that just scared the crap out of her. Poor puppy!

    I figured using the flash was not going to work regardless, so I think I’ll just take her outside today. Thanks for the advice guys!

    #5633
    Claff
    Participant

    I don’t know nuthin about ISO settings or stuff like that. I just make sure I get as far away from the dog in question and zoom in. The further away, the less blue-eye.

    #5634
    neonstz
    Participant

    If you are using an SLR and have access to an external flash, try using the flash off-camera.

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