Blinking with Flash

Discussion in 'Photography' started by vanrevenge, May 26, 2006.

  1. vanrevenge

    vanrevenge Guest

    hello....

    One of my frens has a major problem... she blinks all the time when
    using flash to take photos. She does attend quite a lot of functions
    and she keeps ruining the photos. She is now very reluctant to take
    photos and is qute upset and self conscious. I believe that her eyes
    are very sensitive.... is there a way to make her stop blinking while
    taking her photos????

    thks
     
    vanrevenge, May 26, 2006
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  2. vanrevenge

    Capture Boy Guest

    You could fire a pre flash, she blinks at the flash then opens her eyes
    again and you take the photo before she has time to react again. She is more
    likely to blink if she knows a flash is coming.



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    Capture Boy, May 26, 2006
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  3. vanrevenge

    russ Guest

    you might also try shooting "available light with floodlight- I use blue
    bulbs for color corretion.. brigghter, but no flash.. and you see what you
    are shooting, shadows and all... like studio- the lamps arent expensive, and
    a reflecting holder is inexpensive, and can be had at wal mart or home
    depot- or you can get a nicer one from photo shops for maybe 80.00- same
    effect...
     
    russ, May 27, 2006
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    JME Guest

    Seems to me that once the flash has been seen the image is already on film
    or sensor..
    Can the human eyelid really react so quickly??
     
    JME, May 27, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest

    Are you sure that your camera doesn't use a preflash, such as red-eye
    reduction?
    I'm not so sure that your problem is blinking at the main flash (because
    the flash duration is typicaly a few thousandths of a second and too
    fast to react to), but a reaction to any red-eye reduction or focus
    assist using the inbuilt flash that happens beforehand.
    Turn off the red-eye reduction and use manual focus.
    That way you can be totaly assured that your subject isn't blinking
    because of any flashes before the picture is taken.
     
    dj_nme, May 28, 2006
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