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Brandy Perry

Taking Dog Photos Without Eye Glare

I'm taking Christmas pictures of my puppies. But I can't keep from getting eye reflection. How can I avoid getting the reflection from there eyes?

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11/23/2004 12:30:56 PM

Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  If you're referring to catch-lights in their eyes, these can be a good thing. They help to add sparkle and life to your portraits (even with pets).
If you mean that you are getting flash reflections (red-eye), use a p/c cord, and hold the flash off to the side a little ... if you are using an external flash unit.

If your flash is the pop-up, built-in type, use whatever red-eye reduction features your camera has.

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11/23/2004 4:08:58 PM

Joanna Meyers   I think you might be talking about that scary "glow" a dog's eyes get if the flash is on. I've had success with bouncing the flash off the ceiling. . .or above the dog's head, anything but directly at the dog's eyes. You can also turn the flash off, but then you need good natural light.

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11/30/2004 2:41:30 PM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Great Answer, this can also be lessened by the body angle you have the animal in.
Debby Tabb ( A Photographer's Guide To Pet Portraits, CD)

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2/15/2005 9:36:56 AM

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