AliciaRPaparo
AliciaRPaparo

Elizabeth's Eye - Take 2



My sister's eye

My sister's eye
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4 Comments | Report
grahamcarney_6567
 
grahamcarney_6567 January 12, 2019
great shot
setharmstrong
 
setharmstrong February 10, 2019
Amazing
Forfarlass
 
Forfarlass February 15, 2019
A wonderful photo. x
CheyenneStar
 
CheyenneStar March 07, 2019
green eyes are my favorite

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at my house. I set up a temporary studio in a specific room because of the dark curtains covering the windows. I wanted total control of the light source so it was the best place to set up.
Time
Time of day was not relevant due to the fact that I was indoors and had set up my own studio. No natural light was used.
Lighting
I set up one light source coming from the left of where my camera was set up. I wanted the light to shine at just the right angle. I needed to make sure that the light was well balanced for the proper amount of detail and shadows to be visible.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 17-70 lens set up on a Vangaurd VEO tripod. I used an Aputure Amaran AL-H198/H198C as the single light source.
Inspiration
I took a photograph of my sister's eye once before using my phone and editing it with Snapseed to deepen the color and detail. We noticed that depending on light her eyes seem to change color. On this second attempt at photographing her eye I wanted to try it from the view point of a professional setup. You could say I was inspired by the unique way her eyes change depending on the light source.
Editing
I used Photoshop to make the edits. I increased the contrast to give it a clean crisp look. I added in some color adjustments that closely resemble the effect you might get using Lightroom's Cross Process preset.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon D7200, Sigma 17-70mm lens, Tamron 100-400 lens, and Aputure Amaran AL-H198 light in my bag.
Feedback
This was a trial and error type of shoot. I had never done anything like it before. It was a learning experience. Play around with the lighting and figure out the mood you want. Figure out if you want shadows and if so where do you want them to fall on your subject. Experiment and have fun is my advice. You will always learn something even if you don't "Get The Shot".

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