Thursday, October 27, 2011

A question!


An important question for the experts out there...  How does one take a shot like this on a point and shoot camera without a reflection from the flash?  Too dark for a photo without the flash...

14 comments:

  1. If you do not have something to set the camera on to hold it very still to take a slow shutter speed shot without a flash, then the only thing I can think of is to move to the side so that the reflection does not shine back at you.

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  2. Hmmm... I am not the one to answer this question as I hate photos with flash. If it needs a flash, I typically don't do it. :)
    I like the composition though. Those tomatoes look tasty!

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  3. I agree, stand to the side. You may not get the flash in the window then. It is a great photo, though. Love those red globes on the windowsill.

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  4. Dave's explanation is the same one I had. I can't think of any other way to do it.

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  5. What model camera? You might be able to make a diffuser or deflector to bounce the flash off the ceiling and thus not have the reflection

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  6. Good question, Kate. Wish I knew the answer. Love all those marbles!

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  7. I think the answer is "you can't." A tripod and long timed shot could work, but it would be guesswork.

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  8. You can't really do it with a point and shoot. As Dave says you can move to one side a bit but that doesn't always work, either.

    Get a tripod and steady the camera and be very careful when you press the button not to make any movement.

    Another reason to buy a DSLR! :-)

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  9. I concur with above advice Kate, stand a little to the side so as to avoid direct reflection. Yummy tomatoes.

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  10. Yes, you would have to stand aside to do it and while you are standing aside, I will sneak in a grab a couple of those beautiful tomatoes.
    That is a very pretty window.

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  11. By the way, I have a friend who has software so that he can take a photo from an angle, and then the computer will automatically straighten out the image and make it look like he took the photo right in front of it. That would let you take the photo to the side to avoid the flash reflection, but still have the straight on composition that you want. I don't do any photo shop work, so I don't know what his program is called.

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  12. I agree with most everyone, it's hard with a point and shoot unless you can change the ISO settings like you can on some.

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  13. im not sure how to do it. i get the flash a lot in my pictures. I do like it even with the flash.

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  14. If your point n shoot camera has a no flash setting like mine, try it.
    You can either set it on a tripod or if that won't work, a shelf or table (I will pile a stack of books on a table if needed), compose with the no flash setting selected and use the self-timer setting to avoid camera shake.

    If the image is still too dark you can attempt exposure and contrast adjustments in your computer or try again in daylight.

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