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    flash photography

    When listening to BBC reports, I often hear the presenters say the line:" Just remind you that there is some flash photography in this report."

    What does it mean? Why will they say so?

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    Jason

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    Re: flash photography

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    Are you familiar with disposable cameras? Most of them have a bulb that flashes when you hit the button to take a picture. That's flash photography. The flash is meant to illuminate dark scenes, such as interior shots. As to why that would bear mentioning in a BBC report, I'm not sure. Were you watching this on TV or listening to it via podcast or radio?

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    Re: flash photography

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    Are you familiar with disposable cameras? Most of them have a bulb that flashes when you hit the button to take a picture. That's flash photography. The flash is meant to illuminate dark scenes, such as interior shots. As to why that would bear mentioning in a BBC report, I'm not sure. Were you watching this on TV or listening to it via podcast or radio?
    If on TV, maybe they were warning their audience that the quality of the shots was not that good.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: flash photography

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    Re: flash photography

    Flashing lights can trigger seizures in some people with epilepsy- I heard it it's a warning in case they want to look away from the screen. (Things that trigger seizures | Epilepsy Action)

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    #6

    Re: flash photography

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    When listening to BBC reports, I often hear the presenters say the line:" Just remind you that there is some flash photography in this report."

    What does it mean? Why will they say so?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    I agree with Tdol. This is probably a warning regarding epilepsy. I am not certain the risk is real with flash photography on a television, but maybe.

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    Re: flash photography

    The epilepsy warning is correct. Flashing lights (camera flashes, disco lights etc) can trigger an epileptic seizure so the news reporter warns that the next piece of film will contain camera flashes so that epileptics can look away from the screen.

    Note that charliedeut's suggestion is incorrect - it has nothing to do with the quality of the pictures.

    Also note that it is not only disposable cameras which have flashes. You will find a built-in flash or a flash attachment on SLR, DSLR, point-and-shoot, (some) disposable, and phone cameras.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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