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Old Feb 21, 2012, 1:24 PM   #1
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Default Lurch is too dark

Ok I am a complete noob with a T2i, Love the new Canon but have a lot to learn. My problem is my large cat seems to require loads of light. Any flash or should I say stock flash produces the glow eye's. Do I need to buy an external flash or should I take the dark shots and adjust them in Photoshop? Can a filter be place over the flash to soften its affects? Any advice and critiques are welcome and very much appreciated.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Jbird87, the on board flash is normally good for most general subjects, but it plays havoc with eyes. Simple red-eye can be removed in PSE and many other editors. To get the best results, a decent external flash will be a great investment. I include a pic of my dog at a birthday party for my granddaughter. I bounced the flash off the ceiling to get this shot.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 3:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Hawgwild, I guess I'll make a trip to the city and pick up a flash and Photoshop. I only have Paintshop pro now and it offers little help for red eye. This is the only pet of ours that seems to always require flash. Thanks again.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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there is a software called pet eye pilot i think .... however it can be fixed in photoshop but you may lose the colour and most detail in the eyes doing so as the cats eye are heavily reflecting the flash ... green eye is simple
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I have the same camera and I'm really enjoying it. Here's a couple of pics of our cats. They were taken with the onboard flash. Sometimes I get the crazy eyes and sometimes I don't.
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