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A Key to Powerful Portraits: The Eyes


Want to shoot powerful portraits? One of the keys to doing so is focusing on your subject’s eyes. This 2.5-minute video by Light Club is an inspiring look into this critical facet of portraiture.

“Leonardo Da Vinci was an early pioneer of the catchlight,” the video states. “Da Vinci realized if you capture the eyes, you capture the soul.”

And as the video shows through a number of examples by famous photographers, how you include natural and artificial catchlights in your subjects’ eyes can create drastically different results.