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#1 Shane M Seibel

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:19 PM

Hey everyone, I remember reading somewhere that you can control the actual shapes of reflections in a persons eyes/on their glasses. In theory, you should be able to change a plain white, circular reflection into, say, the shape of light coming through a window. My question is how I can go about doing this. Do I have to mold my light source into that shape or is there another way (because I'll be using the sun)?

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#2 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

When lighting for reflections you are less lighting the reflective surface, rather lighting what is being reflected.
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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:18 PM

Ring lights look very cool for commercials or fashion. John Alonso used a single white Christmas tree light near the camera so he could see a pinpoint source in his actresses eyes.
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#4 Ollie Walton

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:29 PM

Hey everyone, I remember reading somewhere that you can control the actual shapes of reflections in a persons eyes/on their glasses. In theory, you should be able to change a plain white, circular reflection into, say, the shape of light coming through a window. My question is how I can go about doing this. Do I have to mold my light source into that shape or is there another way (because I'll be using the sun)?

Thanks in advance,
-Shane



Can you use a lighting stand with bom arm, a light pointing down on a reflector white or silver side, and use diffusion two layers on the light, gets the nice eye light :)

hope this helps
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#5 Shane M Seibel

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

First off, thanks to everyone for their input. I think Tom Jensen nailed it on the head; a ring light is probably the way to go. Thanks!

Edited by Shane M Seibel, 02 November 2010 - 06:09 PM.

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