View Full Version : In My Daughters Eyes

02-09-2008, 11:51 PM
A shot of my daughters eyelashes. I tried to darken out the background above her nose, didnt quite acheive the look i wanted though. i think its a little harsh, not blended well. not sure the best technique to use.. any tips?

02-10-2008, 11:17 AM
Well, I am not sure exactly what you are trying for, but I have angled the person to the light to provide a line and just a thin line of white light up the edge of the profile and then used a fill light on the camera side to keep a very slight shadow while providing sufficient detail to the eye, cheek and eyelashes on this side. Don't forget the adage that when shooting people the eyes are most important. If the eyes are too dark or in total shadow, then you really don't have a photo.


02-10-2008, 12:06 PM
I very much like this attempt! I like the angle it was shot at.

It does seem a bit harsh though and if i had to guess I'd say that part of the problem might well be overuse of the unsharp mask filter. Both the eyelashes and the eyebrow look way oversharpened. Is this correct?

The lighting from the left may be too harsh. Is it direct or diffused light?

Shooting from the side like this will also reveal more redness and skin texture.

Still for me, this is a very creative baby shot! I'd also love to see this shot in black and white.

02-10-2008, 04:15 PM
this picture was taken simply by laying my baby in the bay window. i crouched down beside her. all the light is direct sunlight shining through the glass. i agree, the eyelashes are too sharp...