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Old 07-08-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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Photography question

My staffie's eyes are blue on all photos these days. Any idea what I'm doing wrong ? Jake the bulldog's eyes are its usual color . . .

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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the blue is caused by the flash, when the eyes are dilated, sometimes the eyes show up red or green.
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Thanks - was starting to worry she's an alien :-)
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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It is the same as red eye with humans. If you have photo software that removed red eye or a red eye reduction feature on your camera then that will help.
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You can either provide a good lighting when you take a picture so you won't need to use a flash, though you need some cooperation from your pets (like posing or doing certain stuff while the lights are on)

Try to avoid using the flash dead on, point the flash away from their faces. It needs to be at a certain angle and probably you need to play around a little to find the effective angle, I am still working on it.

When it is necessary, there is always photoshop or similar photo editing software, and fixing the evil eyes is one of the simplest operations.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:44 PM   #6
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though you need some cooperation from your pets
The words "cooperation" and "my pets" do not go together
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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They will...how old are they? Puppies 6 months below do not cooperate. They do their own thing and think like everything is playtime. I once have a Rottie who loves being photographed...we call our photoshoots as "pretty...pretty..." and we can do anything to him like asked him to go underneath a pillow or downs to just show his nose or part of his head or hold up on a toy to make him do things for us...The results had always been brilliant. We now have a newer Rottie who is just shy of 6 months and he has his moments...but we will get there one day. Just one day at a time and a lot of patience.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:25 PM   #8
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Some cameras have a setting for red eye which causes the flash togo off several times. The first flashes cause the subjet's eyes to close and that will reduce the red (or blue) eye. If your camera doesn;t have that feature, just take two flash pictures close together and the second one will be better.
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You can also carry a little pen light with your camera and just before you take a picture, shine the light in the subjects eyes.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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They will...how old are they?
Jake the Bulldog is 10 years old and have never cooperated a day in his life - DH's fault for spoiling him since day one We got Steffie the Staffie from the animal shelter so we don't know her exact age - also around 10 - she follows her big brothers lead though . . .
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