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Connie K. Davis
 

How to Shoot Animals So Eyes Don't Flash Out?


Does anyone have some advice on how to shoot animals, especially cats, without their eyes flashing out?


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3/1/2007 12:37:20 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  It's the same as red-eye in people: (a) Don't use flash.
(b) If you use flash, use bounce. use an accessory flash that is not mounted so close to the lens axis as is the built-in flash.
(c) Try to compose with them looking slightly away from the camera/flash.
(d) Brighten the room and use the red-eye reduction feature, which should help close the iris of the eye.


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3/1/2007 2:00:39 PM

 
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And if everything Jon says fails... fake it!


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3/1/2007 2:11:33 PM

 
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3/1/2007 2:25:36 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Instead of faking it, try Jon's first two suggestions. The eyes and the rest of the picture will look better.


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3/1/2007 11:26:35 PM

 
Connie Kay Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/23/2005
  Thanks,Jon, & everyone. Now that I know there is no sure-fire way to do it, I don't feel as bad! Will try all your suggestions.


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3/3/2007 6:27:27 PM

 
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