Tip of the Day – Eye glow fix

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Tip of the Day – Eye glow fix

There’s only so much you can do with natural light before it becomes unusable – just not bright enough – even if you use a very large aperture and a prime lens to maximise the available light.

For these situations I have a secret lighting weapon that I find invaluable to help provide an extra splash of light when required. It’s also great for using indoors and due to it’s design, simulates window light perfectly!

Using extra lighting comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, but in RealShoots Episode 8 I share the exact model of continuous light that I use, then walk you through the process I use to get the correct exposure.

I think you’ll find it super valuable – it’s that perfect combination of a simple process + an awesome result!

One mistake people make when using lighting is to hold the light too close to the camera’s lens, resulting in those dreaded coloured glowing pet eyes.

In the before image, you can see Benji’s eyes glowing green because the light was too close. Easily identified and fixed in the shooting stage, it’s also possible to correct in the editing stage.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 35mm ƒ/1.4L II, ISO 2000, 1/500 sec, ƒ/2

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