Eye candy for photographing children

Keep kids' attention focused on the camera by sticking a candy dispenser on the flash hot shoe.

Finally, a camera accessory that won't be doomed to rapid obsolescence: the Pez candy dispenser.

Attach a Pez dispenser to catch the attention of kids you're photographing. Federico Sartorio/Photo.Net

Federico Sartorio recommends some basic modifications to the candy dispenser that will let it slip into the hot shoe atop your camera that otherwise would be used for attaching a flash. Use it to grab the attention of children you're trying to photograph--as long as you have plenty of available light.

Be warned that trimming the dispenser's "feet" could reduce its resale value on eBay.

(Via The Online Photographer.)

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