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Animal Eyes When I take a picture of our pets with my camera their eyes come out white when they are supposed to be dark. All of the pictures have been indoors with the flash and the camera set to auto. I'm illiterate when it comes to cameras so could someone help me out! Thanks.

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Re: Animal Eyes

There is a setting on the canon cameras called red eye. Its in the menu and what it does is pops the flash at 2 different times. The first one is a soft low intensity flash this lights up the room and the back ground. The second flash will stop the subject and capture the image. Try this

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Re: Animal Eyes

I've seen some of those white eyes photos. Some are down right scary. I'm sure you have encountered red-eye when taking flash photos of people. With some animals, it is not red - but white. .... Try to catch the animal looking away from the camera when you take that flash picture. Have someone distract him/her. ............ Fixing Demonic Pet Eyes http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=graphicssoft&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myjanee.com%2Ftuts%2Fpeteyes%2Fpeteyes.htm http://graphicssoft.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=graphicssoft&zu=http%3A%2F%2Ftlbtlb.com%2Ftlbimages%2Fmax2.html

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I have olympus fe 4010 camera and I can't take a picture when flash on. Any idea to slove it?


Although it is difficult to understand what you mean, I will try to help you.
The camera does not know a setting with flash on. The options you have is flash auto, red eye, fill in and flash off.
So if you want to use the flash, chose flash auto, or fill in. When you are in a dark room, and making portraits, us the option red eyes. When you have the camera to full auto, you don't need to worry about the flash, because when the camera thinks there is not enough light it will flash automatically. When you chose flash off, and it is too dark the camera can't focus and can't shoot a picture.

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WHY DO I GET RED EYE IN MY PICTURES WITH RED EYE ON


It's becasue of human eye. Eye bottom is red, and when flash fires, camera captures eye bottom
Red eyes function makes pre flash, for pupil to become smaller, but if it is very dark, it is not enought. There is no best solution for eyes not be be red, but shooting techniques can help You or You can try some software after.

Aug 29, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Red eye on sanyo digital camera xacti,always theres a red eye when taking pictures,i already adjusted everything,still occuring red eye.


Do you mean your subject's eyes are showing "redeye"? This is a common problem with cameras that have the flash very close to the lens. Almost every photo editing program has a tool to remove red-eye. Check your computer to see what you have installed. In the future, most cameras have a red-eye flash setting which shoots a short flash before the main flash to close down the pupils in your subjects eyes to eliminate red-eye. You could also turn up the lights in the room...sometimes that helps.

Apr 28, 2010 | Sanyo Xacti VPC-T700 Digital Camera

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Black holes where eyes should be


It sounds like your colour sensor is having issue deciding what colours should be what. To test this, take a picture of something else white, first try something large like a cloud or a white pillow from close up, see if it comes up black. Then try something like an egg against a different colour background, something skin toned would work best, or use yellow. If those come up white, you've got me stumped, but it is likely they will appear to be black.

Dec 08, 2009 | HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera

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DSC-H7 camera, getting red eye or white eye spots


First, here is why they are red or white spots:

The red is the reflection of your flash on the retinas of your subjects. The white are generally animal eyes reflecting back.

You will notice this on flash shots only and mostly when you use the zoom. The zoom uses a "narrow" field of view so the light that reflects back is "direct", instrad of at an angle.

The fix: Change the ISO setting (it is set too high). It is probably near the maximum sensitivity (3200?)... set it to 400 or so and try that for a while. 800 is probably the best general setting, but try 400 first.

Try not to use the flash unless you really have to, but only if the subject is less than 12 feet away. If no people are in the picture, you may use the flash for subjects greater than 12 feet.

this should work for you...

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 Digital Camera

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I get eyes that glow white in my pictures


bubba41, You didn't mention using the built-in pop-up flash that's when you get the "red-eye" and you can set the flash for redeye reduction when it's used.  If you are taking an indoor photo without the flash, if the redeye reduction is on turn it off that would eliminate the zombie or X-men eyes you are describing. randy320sgi

Jan 10, 2009 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

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SHOOTING ON A NIKON D80


1. Use Dynamic Focus. It enables you to track the animal if it is moving.

2. Focus on the animal's eyes. If the eyes are in focus, it will make the photograph.

3. I suggest spot metering with quick animals. It may wash out the background but you will get the shot of your 'prey'.

4. If the animal is stationary, stick between f8 - 11.

5. As far as possible, shoot just after dawn and before sunset. You get good light that way.

6. Try to frame the animal against the sky or some other light colour if the animal is dark or against a dark background (or the sky again) if the animal is light.

7. Switch off the beep sounds of the camera.

8. A good sturdy tripod.

9. Patience. Oodles of it.

10. I stay in Africa (for the time being) and enjoy photography. I usually go by these maxims. I hope they work for you.

Satdeep

Apr 23, 2008 | Nikon D80 Body Only Digital Camera

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Problem with taking pictures in the shadows


In very simple terms you simply didn't have enough aperture and sensor sensitivity to get the same exposure in the camera as you got with your eyes. The blurring was caused by camera movement while the shutter was open, hand held anything over about 1/15th of a second will be unusable at your shortest focal length. Night photos are hard as they require maximum aperture to let in enough light, and maximum aperture means minimum depth of field so if you are close to the subject it is hard to get all of it in focus. You can increase the ISO setting, but that introduces noise into the shot. As you noticed using flash completely destroys the interesting lighting you were trying to capture. With a proper external flash you would have got a shot as though it were daytime, with a small inbuilt flash you just forced the camera to take a short exposure with a small aperture without adding enough flash light to get the exposure, hence the black picture. As it was a static subject you could have tried a long exposure with the camera on a trpod, possibly using the self timer to start the shot so that you did not touch the camera at all. Another area to take care with is colour/white balance. Your eyes are very good at adjusting for any colour cast or hue in the illumination. You will notice that a sheet of white paper looks white to you inside under normal lights, or inside under flourescent lighting, or outside in daylight . You will find that your camera has to be preset for the colour/temperature of the illumination, to get this right you need to know the spec of the flood lights (halogen, tungsten etc) as it is unlikely the automatic white balance will get this right, being less sophisticated than the human eye/brain combination . You can of course adjust the white balance in who editing software. I hope this helps....

Sep 08, 2005 | Pentax Optio 330GS Digital Camera

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Pictures reddish or orange


Although normal room lights (tungsten lights) appear white to our eyes, their light is actually much "warmer" than daylight, giving a reddish or orange color to pictures. This happens with digital and film cameras. To prevent or lessen this reddish or orange color: If your digital camera has a selectable White Balance mode (check your camera's User's Guide) and you are not using the camera or external flash, set the White Balance mode for "Tungsten" light. If your pictures are reddish even when you use the camera flash or external flash, the room lighting is overpowering the flash. Try setting the White Balance mode for "Tungsten" and continue to use the flash. If your camera does not have a selectable White Balance mode, use the camera flash or external flash when taking pictures in lighting that makes your pictures turn out reddish or orange. If you can, turn down or turn off one of the room lights (without making the room too dark), or move your subject so that it is not being hit directly by the room lights. If you can, when taking pictures in the daytime, try opening any drapes that might be covering windows. Letting in natural daylight improves the color quality of the lighting.

Aug 29, 2005 | Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

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