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Is strobe & flash safe to eyes?

 
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Oct 07, 2011 23:30 |  #1

Is shooting people in studio with strobes and flashes safe to models' eyes?
It's quite bright and I wonder if there is any known long term effect.


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Oct 07, 2011 23:34 |  #2

Brunette model or Blonde?


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Oct 07, 2011 23:49 |  #3

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13220138 (external link)
Brunette model or Blonde?

Note sure, but it will definitely screw up the eyes of a redhead.


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Oct 07, 2011 23:50 |  #4

Safe for brunette's, blondes and babies
It takes a high intensity focused beam of light for a long duration to damage the eye.


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Oct 07, 2011 23:56 |  #5

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13220138 (external link)
Brunette model or Blonde?

??? Does that really make a difference?


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Oct 08, 2011 00:08 as a reply to  @ ICBuyer's post |  #6

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Oct 08, 2011 01:28 |  #7

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13220138 (external link)
Brunette model or Blonde?

:lol::lol:


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Oct 08, 2011 04:24 |  #8

ICBuyer wrote in post #13220200 (external link)
??? Does that really make a difference?

Not to me i aint fussy..




  
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Oct 08, 2011 15:56 |  #9

Studio portrait lighting, which typically uses large modifiers, is much less dangerous than hotshoe flash which is concentrated in a very small area and close to the lens.


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Oct 09, 2011 11:03 |  #10

Curtis N wrote in post #13222329 (external link)
Studio portrait lighting, which typically uses large modifiers, is much less dangerous than hotshoe flash which is concentrated in a very small area and close to the lens.

So its your opinion there is a measured level of danger to the eyes from using flash in the standard lighting configurations photographers use?
I've been unable to find anything that confirms this from a medical standpoint.


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Oct 09, 2011 11:42 |  #11

I honestly don't know how you would measure it from a medical standpoint. But if you've ever accidentally popped a flash unit while looking directly at it from close range, you will know that the potential for damage is certainly there.


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Oct 09, 2011 17:30 |  #12

If you look directly at studio flashes firing for a good amount of time you get the same effect as looking at the sun. I had it for a couple of days before it went away once. If you're not looking at the strobes you're generally fine.


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Oct 09, 2011 18:47 |  #13

Sorry guys I respect everybody's opinion and there is no harm to being overly cautious. Until I see warnings on the manufactures websites and a publication in a medical journal confirming this I'm not buying it.
There would be class action and civil lawsuits everywhere regarding this issue. Not to mention all the blind retired models
I'm calling this myth busted... LOL


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