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    Well, aside from common sense saying "it's ok lah, been happening since flashes were invented" here's something else that's interesting:


    http://www.fotosource.com/downloads/...ncer_en_CA.pdf
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    i am not too convinced that its an accurate test for the illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i am not too convinced that its an accurate test for the illness.
    Aiyaa, of course it's not an accurate test, but it's something to note in case people see this. Think of it as awareness - if you realize that your kids have odd mismatches in retinal reflection, best to get it checked immediately.
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    honestly nvr seen any red eye or white eye in the photos i taken of my kid or other children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    honestly nvr seen any red eye or white eye in the photos i taken of my kid or other children.
    You use good flash technique.
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    so how? That means we must use direct flash on babies occasionally? ~gulp~

    Some parents don't even allow the use of bounced flash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    so how? That means we must use direct flash on babies occasionally? ~gulp~

    Some parents don't even allow the use of bounced flash!
    the worried their children will throw fits with flash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    the worried their children will throw fits with flash.
    Epileptic fits require strobed light at specific frequencies though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Epileptic fits require strobed light at specific frequencies though
    a lot of things you know I know they don't know.

    talk too much wasting saliva (Cantonese saying)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    You use good flash technique.
    let me try shooting with my ring flash. hopefully can get some red eye results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    let me try shooting with my ring flash. hopefully can get some red eye results.
    Or try a point and shoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Epileptic fits require strobed light at specific frequencies though
    not really, depending on the cocktail of messed-up genes inherited and the severity of the messed-up wiring in the brain caused by it. Although the cause of fits in human re still poorly understood due to its multi-factorial causes, the removal of certain genes in mice re known to cause fits and seizures triggered by a variety of factors, ranging from excitement to flash to even just a hand clap.

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    Good awareness info. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Epileptic fits require strobed light at specific frequencies though
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    a lot of things you know I know they don't know.

    talk too much wasting saliva (Cantonese saying)
    I suppose the underlying thought is "better to play it safe", hence some parents get over-protective.
    Since I am no opthalmologist, who am I to advise them?
    I guess have to respect their wishes.
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    Hi,

    I head of this from my colleague...
    She had a niece who had the whole of her eyeball removed when she was a baby because of eye cancer.

    She was sent to the specialist for check because there was once an adult saw the halo in her 1 of her eyes in a car at night with the car light on inside.

    The consequences could have been worst if detected later.

    So it doesn't really need a flash but rather a reflection under the light works at times.

    Just for sharing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I suppose the underlying thought is "better to play it safe", hence some parents get over-protective.
    Since I am no opthalmologist, who am I to advise them?
    I guess have to respect their wishes.
    Yup, and at the next occasion they take out all the PnS the family has and fire away happily at each other ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I suppose the underlying thought is "better to play it safe", hence some parents get over-protective.
    Since I am no opthalmologist, who am I to advise them?
    I guess have to respect their wishes.
    what I mean is when parents tell me not to use flash, since they already have the mindset not to use flash, I will not try to explain flash is safe, they will not be convinced even you show them all the facts.

    but if a person ask me is it safe the using flash? than I will explain to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    what I mean is when parents tell me not to use flash, since they already have the mindset not to use flash, I will not try to explain flash is safe, they will not be convinced even you show them all the facts.

    but if a person ask me is it safe the using flash? than I will explain to them.
    agree with you on that.

    Have only personal experience of friends refusing to allow flash photography of their kid (about 1 year +), so of course I cannot insist on my way. But since I don't shoot professionally, I can simply choose to put the camera back in the bag and not shoot.

    As a professional I'm sure there would be conflicts between your intention for the shot and the parents wishes. It would have to be made very clear to them before they even agree to carry out the shoot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    agree with you on that.

    Have only personal experience of friends refusing to allow flash photography of their kid (about 1 year +), so of course I cannot insist on my way. But since I don't shoot professionally, I can simply choose to put the camera back in the bag and not shoot.

    As a professional I'm sure there would be conflicts between your intention for the shot and the parents wishes. It would have to be made very clear to them before they even agree to carry out the shoot?
    when people contact me for studio sessions, needless to say flash will be used, so no issue on that.
    If they contact me for location shoot, and bringing up the issue about using flash, I will explain to them I use flash primary, shooting without flash only situation allowed, if they want totally no flash. since the rate not permit me to do recce before the shoot, and unlike they will settle for a few good shots, usually I advice them to look for photographers specialize in that area.
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    Very well said!
    Tks for the insight.
    Exploring! :)

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