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Photographers at races - blinding flash?

bucklesbuckles Posts: 694
edited February 2014 in Amateur race
Anyone here been put off by flash during a race? I am a bit wary of using one and someone else has mentioned it as well, so just wondered if anyone here has had any negative experiences racing while someone is snapping away blissfully unaware that he or she is zapping your eyeballs with more watts than your pathetic legs are capable of producing...
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  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    I'd have thought that pro racers don't spend much time looking into the crowd - and you need to be looking straight at a flash for it to do significant harm to your vision in daylight. If you're taking a picture from anywhere where the guys (or girls) are looking straight at you, get back over the barrier.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,465
    My eyes are usually closed in pain when photos are taken as the photographer invariably positions himself at the hardest part of a course. Never noticed a flash to be honest!
  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    The only time I could imagine it being an issue would be in very glarey, reflective conditions. I've done plenty of wet races and it's never been an issue though.

    So, no.
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