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Looking for opinions and examples with the Westcott Eyelighter

 
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Apr 12, 2018 02:32 |  #1

Searched the forum and found pretty much nothing on this unique modifier. Would love opinions and sample shots made with it. Thanks.


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Apr 13, 2018 12:49 |  #2

I simply go to Walmart, buy a pack of silver and a pack of white cake pans. They are covered cardboard. Tape 3 together and you have a $3 eyelighter. Save your money.


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Apr 19, 2018 17:36 |  #3

Like Angmo says save your money, I always just used a 2x3 piece of white foamcore on the models lap to lighten the shadows, whatever you do don't look at the tri-flector as the catch lights are horrible :rolleyes:


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Apr 21, 2018 20:26 |  #4

It's straight out of camera, so background and stuff is a little messy, but you get the idea.


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Apr 21, 2018 21:58 |  #5

You going all Westcott these days huh? :lol:

Definitely a unique modifier, I debated about getting it for my headshots but I like the look a reflector under the chin gives. I like to have the talents cheek bones hollowed out with a little shadow but the eyelighter completely eliminates them. If I shot a lot of high key/beauty stuff I would invest in one.

Westcott products are built well and make your life easy my only gripe is always the price.


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Apr 21, 2018 23:27 |  #6

Remember pet rocks? How about Furby's? Maybe bell bottoms or skinny jeans? How about man buns or (wait for it) Gary Fong's Lightsphere?

The point is, fads abound in every part of society and photography is not immune to it. The eyelighter is one of them. So is the ring light (IMO). Yes, they create a cool effect. Yes, it makes people talk about them. Yes, you really like the look and want it for yourself but what happens tomorrow when people look at your photos and suddenly they are dated by that very modifier you so desperately craved?

Yep, in the seventies wide tab collars and polyester bell bottoms were all the rave. Hell, I wore bell bottom jeans into the early 80s and those pictures are forever 'dated'. A classic oxford shirt with classic styled jeans, on the other hand, never go out of style.

Forget the eyelighter and stick to a simple, classic white reflector in the classic clamshell configuration. You'll get more mileage from it.

Just my two cents, so it's not worth much.


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