the window to our souls.
i love that my kids have their daddy’s eyes.
those dark-brown-squinty, beautiful eyes.
i long to capture their beauty in photos and am still learning do it just right.
note to self: don’t ask her to smile if you want to see her eyes.
today, i’d like to share with you some things i’ve learned about capturing the eyes of your photo subject (making them “pop” if you will).
1. Lighting: of course, the #1 factor in getting a good photo is lighting. i like to put my subject in the shade and myself a little in the sun.
2. Focus: i believe it is a well-known “rule” in portrait photography to focus on the eyes of the subject, though i find it increasingly difficult to do with two toddlers who never want to sit still long enough for me to do so. in the photo below: one eye is focused on and the other isn’t (probably my fstop is too low as well).
3. Editing: editing makes a good photo–great! i often follow Pioneer Woman’s tutorial for making eyes “pop” using photoshop elements. in the photos below, i also did my go to quick edit on the after shots.
what do you do to help “pop” the eyes of your subject?
what’s your favorite quick edit tip?
this is a “low-rules-link-up.” just link and visit!
happy photographing, friends!