Reducing the Dreaded Red-eye

Red eyes are cute for rabbits but not so much for people! Flash photography causes the dreaded red-eye in photos by reflecting light off the eye's retina. But you can reduce potential redness with a camera that fires a pre-flash before the actual flash. This causes the pupils to contract slightly before the photo is taken. Distancing the flash from the lens also helps to correct potential red-eye.

Without red-eye reduction (left) and with red-eye reduction (right).


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