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Is this the cutest kid or what?(4 posts)

Is this the cutest kid or what?DougSloan
Dec 26, 2002 9:47 AM
Ok, now I'll gloat (I guess all parents see their kids this way):

Excellent! Grade A baby-chub.Alex-in-Evanston
Dec 26, 2002 10:57 AM
Good stuff. He seems to know that paper is for ripping.

Gotta do something about those "demon eyes" though!ColnagoFE
Jan 2, 2003 9:08 AM
Try the red-eye reduction on your flash if you have one. It's usually a worse problem with lighter colored eyes.
Those things don't really workKristin
Jan 2, 2003 10:53 AM
The reason that people get red-eye from camera flash is that the flash is at the same level as the lense so light bounces off the inside of the pupil and reflects directly back into the lense and is captured on film. Some point & shoot camera's try to over come this by shooting several bursts of light in order to shrink your pupil. So you don't have as much red-eye. In my ametuer opinion...they don't really work.

The only way to truly solve the problem is to bounce the light from a different angle. Boot flashes aimed directly forward will create a softer colored red-dyd, but will not eliminate it. The flash is still too close. A boot flash with a bounce head will allow you to bounce the flash off a ceiling or wall (if you have one), but using these takes practice. Luke may be 5 before you get the exposure timing figured out. A side mount flash is really the only portable solution for eliminating red-eye. They are somewhat expensive and you need a professional camera body to mount it on. Or, you could go with studio lighting. This isn't portable; but with three lights, stands, soft filters and barn doors, Luke will look better than Rather on the 6 o'clock news.

What the heck, you'll be rolling in it in six days, right? Why not pursue a new hobby? Or you could just fill in the pupils with Photoshop.