Do you ever wonder why people in your pictures have red eyes when you use a flash?
Well, it is the flash reflecting your blood vessels in your eyes.
So what can you do to avoid it?
It’s easier if you have DSLR with an external flash, but You have a compact camera with built-in flash. Don’t worry!
1. Most compact cameras nowadays have a feature called red eye reduction. What it does is to flash twice. First just before you take a picture, then when you take a picture. First flash causes people’s pupils to contract, reducing red eye dramatically.
2. Ask people to look away slightly. You can ask people to look at each other, so it does’t look awkward that everybody is looking toward the same direction. You can be creative with poses!
3. Use a flash diffuser, which looks something like this.
Is there something you always wonder about when you take pictures?