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The problem of "red-eye" is well-known to most users of small cameras. The problem is caused by the proximity of the flash to the lens, causing the reflection of the flash on the subject's retina to be picked up by the lens.
Professional photographers get around this by moving the flash as far as
possible from the camera, either on a floor-stand in a studio, or on a flash bracket attached to the camera. However, the latter can make you look like a 1950's paparazzo with a Speed Graphic, or an extra in the final scene of Ultravox's video of "Vienna".
Enter the CoproCo® Flash Epaulette *, a shoulder mounted flash bracket. Simply slot in the flashgun of choice, and the in-built wireless slave unit allows you to snap away, free from the fear of red-eye.
For the covert photographer who doesn't want to attract attention, the optional PollyFlash cover is an unobtrusive life-like macaw mannequin, with hinged upper body, for all your piratical photo opportunities.
* Not available in shops.
Bluetooth Flash Parrot
from wayback machine archive [Ian Tindale, Jun 01 2005]
||Ah, already covered very similar
ground to this one during my
previous HB identity of "Rods Tiger" -
||Yeah, but since that's gone, this can stay.
It even provides a nice anchor for that
||A crotch-mounted slave flash bracket would be more fun - and lead to more cries of "What the hell was that?!".
||st3f, - True (and on that note, I've also
just popped the main link into my
||One thing that the previous one
didn't cover, which is interesting, is that
other people could wear them, not just
yourself. Thus, a news photography
team could consist of, say, three people
- two outriding lighting crew and the
photographer with the camera. With
correct surreptitious positioning of the
crew, really good results could result
from paparazzi situations.