Monday, September 21, 2009

"Beauty Eyes"

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©David A. Ziser

This image is from a high school senior shoot I did a few weeks ago.  I was putting a final edit on all the images for my client and just kept coming back to this image. It's simple, relaxed and beautiful.  All the lighting is strictly available light without any use of auxiliary strobes. The soft background along with the wonderful expression make for a great portrait.  Camera specs; Canon 50D fitted with 70-200mm IS lens at 78mm, F4.0 @ 1/160 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David


  1. I love it when the right combo of lighting and eyes come togetgher to just look out at you like these do. Great job!

    George Starr

  2. Gorgeous! Stunning! Brian F.

  3. nice eyes.

    However, the glowing oval from middle forehead to cheeks to tip of nose and outer edges of the eyes is disconcerting.

    Feels like I am looking at the face in well or a bucket.

  4. I love this technique when used properly, however with this picture I agree with the poster above me. I am not very fond of it. The oval of lighting detracts, its too bright, her eyes too white.

  5. I love the glow in the eyes. I like the darker oval in this photo but not in everyday workflow.