? about eyes

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sadieruth's picture
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? about eyes

Okay, so all I have to play with in my family is dark brown eyes. Not light at all. Ruthie's and Randy's are just like mine. Randall's are a bit lighter, but not much. So, how do you make them shine? The eye tutorial someone showed the other day didn't work well with me and brown eyes. It hardly did anything to their eyes. (I have a version of PSP.) I am sure it was something I was doing anyways.

The eye tutorial on here I can't see the pics, so it's not much help. Can anyone help and show me some pics of dark brown eyes shining?!?! Thanks! Btw....I can't see photobucket pics. :shrug:

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why can't you see photobucket pictures? i think a lot has to do with how much light is reflecting off their eyes. You need as much light as possible...preferably natural. I have not had too much luck with brown eyes either but i haven't really tried either. Smile

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It's all about light--get light as much as you can in your subject's eyes. Sometimes you have to move around to find the sweet spot. I've only done one session with kiddos with really dark eyes, here are a few of their pictures:

This was all natural light--window behind me, and reflector camera left. Not that these photos are all that or anything, but the little boys did have super dark eyes. HTH!

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I think it's really about the catch lights. My boy has darkish brown eyes, but they truly sparkle (sometimes more than light ones I think!) as long as there is light reflected in them..

And here is a little girl I just photographed yesterday. She is of Iranian descent and has almost black eyes:

You can see more in my flickrstream..

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Alos eyes are a light brown and I have a HARD time getting good lights in his eyes... But my darker eyed baby (Aybra) I get better catchlights with.. I think its just about finding the right light.

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My son has dark brown eyes and my nephew has brown eyes. Here are some shots. If you get enough light, the results are amazing...

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sorry- didn't see this thread at first, but I gave a CC about how to get those gorgeous bright eyes in your CC thread!

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Great pics, and thanks so much for sharing. I will work harder on getting them to look towards the light. I guess that will come later when I get my camera figured out first! Wink THANKS!

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Matty has some brown eyes too...

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I agree with the PP. Just start watching those eyes, even when you don't have your camera, and learn to see the light and catchlights in their eyes. My older daughter has brown eyes, too, so I know all about this.

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I'm sure you've got some great advice so far (I didn't read the replies so I'm sorry if this is a repeat) but I thought I'd give you the link to this article about brown sparkly eyes! Smile

http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/2009/08/catchlights-and-brown-eyes/

good luck! Smile