I downloaded the Coffee Shop Eye Bright action the other day and thought I'd have a play. I had been wondering how other photographers achieved beautiful sparkling eyes in their subjects.
Well, I'm amazed. What a difference this action makes to eyes:
I'm almost tempted to print the photo and replace it on the layout I did recently.
Almost. But probably not.
Of course, you have to have the light source just right to get beautiful catchlights in the first place, lol. Most times I have to capture Jamie in whatever lighting situation he happens to be in at that moment, or else I lose the chance to get a shot. My son does not like to be posed. It's photography by stealth around here ;). Sometimes I manage it.
This action really helps to brighten and sharpen the eyes of your subject.
I didn't get the exposure right on this photo, and it was quite underexposed. I am amazed at what you can do with a bit of photo editing .... and my new favourite action :).
*SOOC = straight out of camera