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I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but I always ready this post and love to look at everyones work. I took these snapshots...they aren't portraits, just snapshots from a party...nothing I am super psyched about, just to demonstrate my question :)
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All are blue eyed children and I am wondering how you are able to get that almost clear eyed effect on lighter eyes? As you can see, my photos come out with darker eyes.

Thanks for any advice!!
 

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You have to over expose a little, and it helps to use a direct flash into the eyes. ( it looks like you were using a bounce flash. )

Also, some PP work to bring them out.
 
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Yeah I was bouncing...if I used a bounce card, would it help? I cant imagine unleashing my flash into those tiny faces :)
 

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A bounce card would help greatly! What i do to get the pretty eyes pictures of babies is to use my SB-800 wirelessly and bounce it, But then i also use the on camera flash as the commander. ( low power, but enough to fill in the shadows, and bring out the eyes a little. Then a little PP to finish it off. :D Hope i could help.
 

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well looking at the name of this thread and looking at the images I wouldnt consider them glass eyes. The eyes are a tad bit out of focus and just watery. I consider really good eyes the ones that are super sharp and u can see all the colors and lines in the eye and then see a specular highlight that gives it that glass appearance.
 

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well looking at the name of this thread and looking at the images I wouldnt consider them glass eyes. The eyes are a tad bit out of focus and just watery. I consider really good eyes the ones that are super sharp and u can see all the colors and lines in the eye and then see a specular highlight that gives it that glass appearance.


Obviously you didn't read the whole post silly!:mrgreen:
 

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