Moments That Matter: lesson 3: topic 5: simply eyes

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Mariah, so pleased with this shot, of the dozens I took it turned out my first shot was the best.
All 4 images taken on an overcast afternoon.

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Genevieve, her face is everchanging from photo to photo
happy with the catchlights here

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Saxon was happy to be my ‘subject’ but it was sooo hard to capture him with his eyes wide enough for the catchlights to alight
some silly faces and we managed

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Ignatius our wild child. He was keen for me to take pics of him hanging upside down on the trampoline.
I told him he looked like a possum, surprisingly they turned out to be interesting shots with catchlights captured

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By Erin
Erin, married to my Prince Charming, mum of 10, wannabe photographer. Living on a property on the North Coast of NSW.


  1. My favourite is image 2 of Genevieve. Her eyes and face are nicely lit, while in images 1 and 3 the eyes are a bit darker so seem to “sparkle” less. The catchlights are harder to see in those 2. I like your framing and composition of these – nice and close and good use of the rule of thirds. Saxon and Ignatius look like real characters and it’s lovely to catch their personalities in your photos. You are also incredibly lucky to have so many willing and lovely subjects to play with 🙂

  2. Isn’t that funny, I nearly didn’t include it as the pool was a slight distraction and I was worried she seemed a little too fair (though she naturally is)
    it’s not till it’s pointed out you notice things sometimes like the less sparkle, I find I’m seeing photos differently and getting pickier and pickier.
    Oh yes characters indeed! and I am fortunate:)

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