The eyes have it! In this week's blog post, I'm going to cover another one of my pet peeves...catchlight.
So, what exactly is catchlight? A “catchlight" is simply the highlight of a light source reflected off the surface of the eye. This highlight adds depth and dimension to the eye, and gives the eyes life in a portrait or snapshot.
In this short blog post, I'll share light sources that easily produce catchlight including:
featured photo Cathy Imson's Images
Catchlight has existed long before any of our DLSR cameras or cameras for that matter. See the portrait painters of that time, knew where to place that little white reflection of light above the iris. While many argue the placement between either 11:00 to 1:00 o'clock or 10:00 - 2:00 o'clock, this I know ; Without some degree of catchlight, your model or client will appear like the walking dead. Not the most flattering when trying to have your images stand out, right?