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At concerts, people often want to take pictures of the
performers for some reason. That's fine, but they often
forget to disable their flashes, at least for the first
photo. It's kind of annoying.
When the camera app starts up, it should check to see if
the ambient sound level is above a certain
so, the flash should default to off. You can turn it back
on if you really want to.
||[+], especially since only the very brightest professional
flashes are useful beyond about 30'.
||Fifteen years ago the era of the lighter came to an end;
now at rock concerts the crowd is a sea of swaying backlit
||As an aside, T.G.F.J. and I went to an Amanda Palmer
concert last fall and got pretty close to the stage; a band
called Simple Pleasure opened (and totally freakin' rocked).
When the singer came near, Jenny held up her iPad and
snapped a few pics of him. He mugged for her, then
whipped out a Droid and snapped a few of us, which almost
immediately streamed onto a projection screen behind the
stage. Pretty cool.