And … CHEESE!
Perfect! You’ve just taken what may be the single greatest photograph of all time. Everyone is smiling, dressed beautifully, you’re on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation …
Then, disaster strikes. You upload the picture and, oh, the horror. The bane of an amateur photographer has crept up yet again.
Okay, it’s not that bad. But still, how annoying is red eye? And, you might wonder, what even causes it?
Here’s the short version: Red eye happens when light from the camera’s flash is reflected from the eye’s retina on to the film, producing a red color — partly due to the red blood in the back of your eye (gross).
More importantly, it’s good to know a few tactics to prevent red eye:
- If possible, shoot without a flash. For best results, use a tripod and set your shutter speed to low — allowing more ambient light to enter the camera lens.
- Ask the subject to avert their eyes from the lens. To avoid capturing an aloof expression, shoot people naturally facing with one another.
- Buy an external flash and point it toward the subject at an indirect angle to avoid a reflection onto the film.
Too late, red-eye damage done? Fortunately, you can automatically remove red eye upon uploading your photos to Walgreens.com/Photo. All you have to do is:
- Upload those red-eye pics onto your Walgreens account.
- Double click on the picture you wish to edit.
- Click “Edit options,” then “Edit.”
- Click “Remove Red Eye” under the “Fix” tab and then click on the desired area.
Don’t thank me. Thank technology. Or thank me. You’re welcome.
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