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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Theme Thursday: Catchlights

It's Thursday so let's keep up the trend of the past couple of weeks and participate in Michaela's Theme Thursday!

This weeks theme is catchlights.   I have no idea what they are but she explained them an also linked to this helpful article.

Basically a catchlight is whenever you get the light source is reflected off your subject's eyes.

The kids are in school so here is the catchlight in GrayGray's eyes from a shot I snapped a couple of weeks ago:

Catchlights add depth and dimension to the eye, and gives the eyes life in a portrait or snapshot.  Next time I take a picture of the kids, I am going to try to make sure the lighting is right so I can get a good catchlight...don't want my subjects looking like Zombies!

Head over to Michaela's to see everyone's take on catchlights!


Micaela Darr said...

Beth, that turned out great! Graygray is so cute, and his(?) eyes really "pop" with the sparkle in them.

Madeline said...

I had never really thought about catchlights before either but they totally make the picture. Graygray definitely looks more alert with the catchlight. Good luck with de-zombifying your pictures here on out. :)

Mary said...

Cat's eyes are so fascinating. Looks quite thoughtful. :)

Unknown said...

I'm so happy I am not the only one that used a cat for this! I feel less like a crazy cat lady now.

Mari said...

You did good! Nice photos of that good looking guy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great capture of GrayGray. I worked for a photographer; sometimes we had to add catchlights in photoshop so we didn't have zombies. :)