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    Hi guys,,
    i have just started using flash (SB800).. thus need some help in this area..
    When taking photo in low light area, my subject eyes tend to reflect the white light from my flash resulting in a white spot at the eyes area in photos.. how do u guys solve this problem?? pls advise !

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    Catchlights... ha... many ppl want this effects on the photos.

    It's quite difficult if you want your subject to look at your direction and you have your flash mounted on the hotshoe. To prevent it?... pure physics... make sure that the flash don't get reflected off the eye into your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivlaOof View Post
    Hi guys,,
    i have just started using flash (SB800).. thus need some help in this area..
    When taking photo in low light area, my subject eyes tend to reflect the white light from my flash resulting in a white spot at the eyes area in photos.. how do u guys solve this problem?? pls advise !
    people want this catchlights in their eyes and you want to solve it?

    the way i see it, ez.photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivlaOof View Post
    Hi guys,,
    i have just started using flash (SB800).. thus need some help in this area..
    When taking photo in low light area, my subject eyes tend to reflect the white light from my flash resulting in a white spot at the eyes area in photos.. how do u guys solve this problem?? pls advise !
    That is known as a catchlight. Perhaps you could bounce the fill light off of the ceiling (if any). You can also place it above than the eye level, don't shine directly at the subject. Don't know if this is the best way, but it works for me when you dun want to have dual catchlights in the eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Override2Zion View Post
    That is known as a catchlight. Perhaps you could bounce the fill light off of the ceiling (if any). You can also place it above than the eye level, don't shine directly at the subject. Don't know if this is the best way, but it works for me when you dun want to have dual catchlights in the eyes.
    catchlight??.. and alot ppl wan it??... hmmm can someone share wif me an example of catchlight that everyone trying to achieve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivlaOof View Post
    catchlight??.. and alot ppl wan it??... hmmm can someone share wif me an example of catchlight that everyone trying to achieve?
    Here :


    taken from SB-29 photo Gallery


    Trouble with catchlights in eye
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    why?
    don't like to see me izit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    why?
    don't like to see me izit?
    lol, somehow one way or another. You seem to get involved in the threads thats got something to do with catchlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nivlaOof View Post
    catchlight??.. and alot ppl wan it??... hmmm can someone share wif me an example of catchlight that everyone trying to achieve?
    if no catchlight...the subject going to look very ghost sia...i retake those photo that w/o catchlight...

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    maybe he get very big catchlights until cannot see the pupil..more ghostly right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    maybe he get very big catchlights until cannot see the pupil..more ghostly right?
    I would love to see how big it can get...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    I would love to see how big it can get...
    Alrite guys.. i tink i know wat it is all how abt...... cuz frm my camera LCD the catchlight seems pretty obvious... haha so tot its a big prob... thanks ,,,

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