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42 Comments | Report
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz August 24, 2016
Absolutely beautiful eyes. Nice capture.
Vanderblack
 
Vanderblack September 07, 2016
Some of the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. Love this style photo.
harryspereira PRO
 
harryspereira October 28, 2016
very nice photo
FotoLorik
 
FotoLorik November 09, 2016
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JinxiGurl PRO
 
JinxiGurl December 04, 2016
Wow! Incredible eyes and beautifully captured!
Mystique_Studio
 
Mystique_Studio January 04, 2017
I love the intensity in the eyes challenging the viewer-
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden March 27, 2017
Congratulations on your Challenge Award!
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash
 
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash March 28, 2017
Excellent work
dwatts
 
dwatts April 14, 2017
Stunning eyes...!
Macroametuer
 
Macroametuer April 17, 2017
Those eyes just draw you in
dmitrysamsonov
 
dmitrysamsonov April 23, 2017
Awesome work ! Follow with pleasure!))
johntombling
 
johntombling May 14, 2017
Wow. Amazing sharpeness
ArberElezi
 
ArberElezi June 07, 2017
Nice!
justinbrodt_1871
 
justinbrodt_1871 June 11, 2017
Beautiful shot
Manurio
 
Manurio June 20, 2017
Stunning
ChristinaAdley
 
ChristinaAdley August 11, 2017
Most beautiful green eyes!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden September 25, 2017
Again my congrats!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden November 28, 2017
Again my congratulations!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 25, 2018
Again my congratulations!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug June 25, 2018
Stunning eyes, superb color. Congratulations!
Likapics
 
Likapics September 10, 2018
wow😍 very nice !
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer December 03, 2018
Stunning!
jusifsarkarov
 
jusifsarkarov February 10, 2019
? ?????? ????? ...5.
beingsalmankhan
 
beingsalmankhan February 10, 2019
Beautiful Shot!
phgorzen
 
phgorzen February 10, 2019
Yes - a mesmerizing moment indeed!
grahamcarney_6567
 
grahamcarney_6567 February 16, 2019
wonderful shot love it
allanjsmith PRO+
 
allanjsmith February 24, 2019
Compelling image.
guidoasenjoart
 
guidoasenjoart February 23, 2020
Congratulations on your award. Well deserved :)
lilianacarvalho
 
lilianacarvalho February 23, 2020
Beautiful photo
Rui_Santos
 
Rui_Santos February 25, 2020
Congratutations! You deservedly won the "Beautiful Eyes" contest.
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 10, 2020
Wow.. Excellent
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman September 18, 2020
Great portrait! Masterpiece!!!!!!
Privatesimpleclient01
 
Privatesimpleclient01 January 09, 2021
absolutely stunning
Privatesimpleclient01
 
Privatesimpleclient01 January 09, 2021
Great job
Tammysauve71 Premium
 
Tammysauve71 January 10, 2021
Congrats on your win! Well deserved!
vitor Platinum
 
vitor June 01, 2021
beautiful eyes
paynewhitney
 
paynewhitney September 20, 2021
I love her eyes
They are haunting
adarshkwarman
 
adarshkwarman September 20, 2021
Absolutely Magnificent...!!!
Where did you take this photo...!!??
LeeHuang
 
LeeHuang September 22, 2021
I luv the green eyes!
vf4tjhnjkf PRO
 
vf4tjhnjkf November 23, 2021
Gorgeous. Hypnotic eyes.
karentomlinsonboren Platinum
 
Beautiful!!!
Ciego64 PRO
 
Ciego64 Feb 24
I adore the colors! Gorgeous!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was take on the front porch at my studio to take advantage of the natural lighting.
Time
It was August around 7:30pm and the sun was at the perfect angle such that it shined on her face and brought out wonderful detail.
Lighting
The lighting for this shot was a mix of natural sunlight augmented by a camera mounted flash which was bounced of the white ceiling of the porch.
Equipment
This was shot using a Canon 5D equipped with a Yongnuo yn600ex-rt. I used a Sigma 105mm-f28-ex-dg-os-hsm macro lens. The camera was hand held for this shot.
Inspiration
The inspiration for this shot came from a few photos from another member here on Viewbug named Florianpascual. His photo entitled Beyond Everything had me captured for hours. I knew I would never be able to match his capture but wanted to try. I needed a model with amazing eyes. One day my daughter's friend Justice came over. I had not seen her in a while. As soon as I looked at her I knew I had my model. We setup the shoot a few days later.
Editing
This photo went through a few minor touchups. There were 2 small imperfections in her skin that were removed. The eye color however, was not enhanced.
In my camera bag
I typically carry a Canon 5D and a 7D as a backup. The 5D is usually equipped with a 24-105mm L series lens. I carry a variety of other lenses, flashes, filters and a tripod.
Feedback
Make your model comfortable. When taking eye only shots, keep in mind that facial expression has a lot to do with how the eyes look. Ask her to laugh, cry, open her mouth, smile, etc. Each expression will show through in the eyes. I also found that having your model move her eyes so that she is not looking at the camera and then have her look back to the camera quickly can give a more natural vs. posed look. Be aware of what is behind You the photographer. Her eyes will reflect and that reflection will show heavy in the photo. Remember your focus point is her eyes. People looking at the photo will be drawn to her eyes and they will see what is reflected in them. Lastly, experiment. Try different head tilts and angles. Ask your model to shift her eyes in various directions and take lots of pictures.

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