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    Default Flash Paradox

    hi all,

    i am wondering if when taking photos of competition such as badminton and table tennis, can we take photos with flash ON?

    will it be impolite to do so?

    also, wat are the occasions when we are not allowed to use flash? some situations can be really tricky though.

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    Default Re: Flash Paradox

    definitely impolite.....nvr do that unless it is stated that you can...imagine serving the all when u get blinded by a flash

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    I think its impolite to do so and you might be kicked out of the place when its one of those official matches. "Flashing" them can cause them to lose their concentration especially when it involves hand-eye coordination. I know flash is also not allowed for gymnastics. I think the safest way is just not to use flash at all even though the situation might not be to your favour. Can ask sehsuan to clarify.

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    Default Re: Flash Paradox

    sports, concerts and drama performances generally call for no-flash shooting. but prize presentations are okay.

    generally these situations call for high ISOs and/or large apertures.
    Last edited by d7t3; 11th December 2005 at 10:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Flash Paradox

    Flashes are only allowed when it is outside game time IIRC. (ie breaks, celebration of goals, team talk, etc).

    Fire a flash during gameplay/performance and you'll get a tap on your shoulder requesting you to leave...
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Default Re: Flash Paradox

    Haha... quite common sense. Put yourself in your subject's shoes... if the photographer were to use flash would it affect you adversely? If the answer is yes then be a decent chap and turn it off.

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    Default Re: Flash Paradox

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Fire a flash during gameplay/performance and you'll get a tap on your shoulder requesting you to leave...
    i think the player will just smash towards the flash

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    Default Re: Flash Paradox

    wrt thread title, I don't see where the paradox is.

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