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Geek Tip: How To Avoid Blinking In Photos

Here's a little geek tip which may come in handy when you're trying to round-up friends or family for a group picture. It never ceases to amaze me that whenever you try to get a good picture during the evening, one person will always close their eyes (and yes, I'm guilty as well). Kiss your blinking days good-bye as maleKtips has come up with some solutions to this very popular problem.

For instance, whenever you use flash you should try taking two or three photos so that people's eyes can adapt to the flash because most people blink from the anticipation and shock of the bright light in their eyes. Be sure not to go overboard though as too much flash in low lighting can damage the eyes!

Source: Lifehacker

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
hate when that happens.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
thanks geek!
bitesize bitesize 10 years
I still blink, no matter what. Having done photoshoots, I've tried ALL the tricks. The only way I can get myself to not blink is if I have a continuous light shined in my eyes, like a flashlight, or if I'm drinking. Everyone makes fun of me for it.
davie-k davie-k 10 years
oh that's a good idea... the other one I heard was making everyone closes their eyes and counting to three up to taking the picture.
FB1977 FB1977 10 years
Eh, I think it's inevitable...always happens to me. Drives me nuts!
mrflibble mrflibble 10 years
Great tip! (I'm almost always 'sleeping" or looking drunk (lol) on pix).
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
I didn't know there were specific tips to avoid blinking in your photos. My biggest problem is avoiding a glare on my glasses.
krystalmak krystalmak 10 years
I dunno.. my camera loads kinda slow.. I do a One Two Click. or I just let them pose and take it.. It's sometimes easier not to count kuz they're obviously ready
buffybot buffybot 10 years
Actually the best way is to keep your eyes downcast but your body posed until the photographer says "3" (or whatever they are saying like 1, 2, 3 flash" and then you look up at that moment. It will make you look more natural and not all squinty from smiling/staring that the camera waiting for so long.
SugarPrep SugarPrep 10 years
Ha that's sweet.
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