View Full Version : A Little Black Marble

05-19-2014, 12:30 AM
If you follow Peta Pixel, you probably saw this today. A nifty little trick for getting the catch lights right your subject's eyes.

Pro Tip: Simple Trick Turns a Marble Into an Extremely Useful On-Location Resource (http://petapixel.com/2014/05/18/simple-trick-turns-a-marble-into-an-extremely-useful-on-location-resource/)

05-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Good tip - thanks for the share!

christopher steven b.
05-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Interesting. I'm not sure I understand why he's concerned about the catchlight, though. Shouldn't he be focusing on how the light is falling on his subject's face--presuming he's shooting a portrait ? Perhaps he's using the marble as an easy way to get a rough guide about which way the greatest source of light is coming from and positioning accordingly. My concern would be: can't he just look at his subject to see how the light is falling on his subject's face ?