The importance of eyes to portrait photography is self-evident. In portrait photography, if you want to make people’s eyes have charm and charm, you must rely on the gaze light, which is simply the image of the lighting source reflected by the person’s eyes. There are many ways to model catch light, of which three are more commonly used: point light source modeling. Soft box modeling method and reflector modeling method.
Point light source modeling method
is to use tungsten filament lamps and other point light sources to illuminate lamps to create one or more eye catches, and the shape is a bright point. When the person’s eyes are only a little light, try to point it slightly above the black eye. If the point is too far or down, it will cause the person’s eyes to appear loose. The point light source makes the eyes look sharp and sharp. Conducive to showing majestic eyes, self-confidence and a sense of power
The soft box modeling method
uses the soft box to create bright spots with clear shapes such as rectangles in the eyes of the characters, so that the eyes of the characters have a better three-dimensional effect, and the eyes are more hazy and full of charm. This modeling method is used in commercial portraits. The application is extremely common.
Reflector modeling method
When shooting backlit or backlit portraits under sunny outdoor conditions, and when shooting diffused-light portraits in gloomy weather, we can use reflectors to model eye catching lights to make the original dull picture more lively. Of course, the amount of catch light is also easy to be too much, the brightness should be appropriate, not too bright, otherwise the charm of the eyes will be lost. In many photos, the eyes of the characters have become 2 crystal clear glass balls. This lighting method of eyes can easily give people a frustrated and tacky impression, and it is even more difficult to express the characters’ inner emotions and personality characteristics.
In addition, it is necessary to pay attention to the number of light points of the eyes of the two eyes to be the same, otherwise it is easy to give people the impression of defects in the eyes of the subject and destroy the image of the character. At the same time, during the shooting, the eyes of the photographer should be mobilized as much as possible. There must be a certain degree of rotation. Don’t blindly be in the center and look at the camera sluggishly. Make people feel that the person being photographed is also watching and the eyes are alive. Show the vitality of the characters in the photo.