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Oct 08, 2010 22:41 |  #1

Shot this boy who is a great kid. He is with his parents here in China he kinda sticks out a little as he is 6'4" with red hair and just a big kid overall. He has a great personality. He was fun to photograph and I will be doing some more of him in a more casual setting outside when the weather clears. He has a lazy right eye that half of the shots was closed but I did manage to get some with it a little more open. Any ideas on getting two open eyes would be great.

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1. with eye almost closed

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The same pose with the eye a little more open
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Oct 08, 2010 23:39 |  #2

Slaterza wrote in post #11061787 (external link)
Any ideas on getting two open eyes would be great.

Have him close both eyes, compose your shot, tell him open, snap the picture. This works well for group shots to ensure everyones eyes are open but Ive found that it works for people who look stiff and unnatural sometimes also. When you first open your eyes, you have that "natural" look as your eyes adjust to the light and you get your bearings.

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Oct 08, 2010 23:57 |  #3

Jeffro250 I did try that sometimes as I have used this trick in the past but when he did that he always had a more surprised look on his face. I did not find it as natural as I would have hoped.


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Oct 09, 2010 14:58 |  #4

I personally have an issue similar to this... My left eye has had issues over the years and only blinks when the flash hits, so when i get photo's taken of myself, the flash is always off in order to keep my eyes open! haha


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Oct 09, 2010 15:06 |  #5

I like #3 the best the others seem too white for my tastes.


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Oct 09, 2010 18:32 |  #6

conroy9940 that might be an idea to try a continuous light source instead of a flash. I will be shooting him again outdoors in natural light I will see if that is any better.

Falkon thanks for the comment I know not everyone likes the white on white look.


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