Photo Flash

Shashank Shekhar, National Insitute of Design, Ahmedabad

Everyone must have had a bad experience of finding one's eyes closed
after the positive had been developed. We are not to be blamed for it because it was the 'pinching' FLASH light of the camera that had caused or eyelids to close.

Why can't we have a better technology in terms of a softer flash-light that is pleasing to the eyes?
2006 - 11.08.
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siddhartha kashyap on 17-11-’06 00:57 said:
well thought of. Its so common yet so uncommon!
tarana on 17-11-’06 00:59 said:
excellent idea.....very true
Bhavin Kothari on 19-12-’06 19:39 said:
You have flashed very much required Idea to explore... Gr8. . .
s.guruprasad on 29-12-’06 22:10 said:
thankx 2 the person who thought of this problem.
demaws on 29-03-’07 16:01 said:
While the problem itself is quite irksome, the solution proposed of a 'softer-flash-light' is not elegant nor useful. The purpose of the camera flash is to light up the scene enough to produce a pleasing photograph. Any tweaking done to the brightness would ultimately result in shoddy undesirable photographs too.
A better solution would be to sync the lens & the flash to a painstaking degree so that the flash is on only for the time the film is being exposed. For all ordinary purposes, the exposure time in a camera never exceeds a number greater than a few milliseconds. If the flash is on only in this timeframe, it would be indiscernible immediately & would not cause any involuntary eyelid closure.
cvb on 07-09-’09 23:33 said:
afdadalert("check the technology also")

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