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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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What do you do to avoid lint, or dandruff, or whatever appearing on a subject when using flash. Most of the time, we wouldn't notice, because either we take it for granted, or our sight isn't that concentrated I guess. But when you review the picture on the computer, BAM the shirt looks terrible. Any suggestions on how to avoid this when taking the photo?
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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You could try bouncing the flash, or using a diffuser. This would soften the light and make it less direct. There's always photoshop to remove blemishes as well. Also, if you have time to set up the shot, a lint roller or brush will work wonders. I always carry one in my bag.
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What do you do to avoid lint, or dandruff, or whatever appearing on a subject when using flash. Most of the time, we wouldn't notice, because either we take it for granted, or our sight isn't that concentrated I guess. But when you review the picture on the computer, BAM the shirt looks terrible. Any suggestions on how to avoid this when taking the photo?
One thing for sure, don't use a flash with blacklight (ultraviolet)! :G.

Honestly, i've never thought about that kind of issue, although I guess it could be a problem under the right conditions. As RJ suggests, I would guess that avoiding direct, harsh lighting would be about the best you could do. Try boucing or diffusing the flash.

Rather than wait for the next accident to happen, it might be good to try testing, using some white thread on a black suit or shirt. Try various combinations of available light, direct/bounced/diffused flash, and see what works.

And if all else fails, there's always Photoshop!

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