Reflection in an eye...

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  1. pilgrim

    pilgrim TPF Noob!

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    how do I avoid it? :?

    any lighting techniques I should be aware of of.. different angles to try, any thing?

    oh, and just incase it isn't too clear what im talking about, here's a picture.
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    I can tolerate the reflection in his right eye, but the one in his left eye is just brutal, it pretty much chops off a quarter of it. :?

    Oh, im assuming with a little bit of photoshop work that I could remove it, but I would like to learn how to avoid it.


    Sorry mods if ths is in the wrong section, I wasn't exactly sure where it should go.
     
  2. molested_cow

    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't see a problem with it....

    I once tried to take a picture of a horse's eye cus I could see myself in it, but it turned out to be under exposed.
     
  3. pilgrim

    pilgrim TPF Noob!

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    hmm, maybe im being too picky?
    hehe, I tried that reflection in the horse's eye to, came out pretty distorted :crazy: (dang, we need some sort of deformed smilie)
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    I like the reflection but a circular polarizer would stop it from happening. The reflection to me gives the eyes a deeper look and draw you towards them.
     
  5. pilgrim

    pilgrim TPF Noob!

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    ahhh, right, I remember someone mentioning that before. :wink:
     
  6. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Yup, polarizers do the trick but there will still be some reflection noticeable depending on the lighting direction when you're that close. Take a few steps back, bust out that zoom lens and the reflections are still there but become, in kewl photo lingo, catchlights :wink:
     
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    I say just go with it...

    ;)


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  8. pilgrim

    pilgrim TPF Noob!

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    malachite, I was actually using the telephoto... is it still a catchlight? heh

    and shark, dude, your reflection is sooo much nicer to look at then mine, looks like I see ocean and mountains, which is really cool. Where you can't really see anything in mine, just chops off..
     
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    in most cases you want a catch light in the eyes that helps from making the eyes look like holes. usually you want the catch light to be in the center of the eye.
     
  10. Artemis

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    Wow...thats really good, as for your pic mate, i think the refelction makes the picture...
     

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