Re: Eye Test

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by peternew, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. peternew

    peternew Guest

    On 6/24/2013 6:39 PM, Alan Browne wrote:
    > On 2013.06.24 18:19 , Dudley Hanks wrote:
    >> Trying to get sparkly eyes from a dog like Mich is proving more
    >> difficult than I'd thought it should be.
    >>
    >> If I use a fill flash, the eyes go demonish or blotchy. If I
    >> just use natural light, they tend to appear rather
    >> dull.
    >>
    >> Today, I tried using a reflector, but from what I've been told,
    >> they still don't look that great.
    >>
    >> Any comments on how to get nice, flashy eyes in a canine
    >> portrait?
    >>
    >> http://www.blind-apertures.ca/pics/EyeTest.jpg

    >
    > The reflector or flash should be well off axis from the lens - as long
    > as there is a path from the flash to the eye, it will show in the eyes
    > and photo. On the camera, of course you get red-eye.
    >
    > http://www.pbase.com/shootin/image/109993653
    > http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=8629589&size=lg
    > http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=8631348&size=lg
    >
    > The key light was about 70 degrees wrt the lens axis.
    >
    > The fill light was behind me (and set about 2 stops down from the key -
    > I was blocking about 1/3 of that (large octogon)) in the 2nd 2 shots.
    >
    > Outdoors, it may be harder to get that contrast, however. You can shoot
    > in the shade and warm it up in PS after the fact.
    >
    >

    Look at the sparkle in the eyes of the golden.
    I will ask about the lighting. the golden is my daughter's dawg.

    --
    PeterN
    peternew, Jun 25, 2013
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