How to make eyes Sparkle!

6:37 AM Katie Evans 9 Comments


Kids have so much energy and personality but it's our job as photographers to make that shine through in the photos we take of them. For me, the way to capture their goodness and spirit is show it through their eyes. That's why I love being able to make their eyes sparkle...

--> First of all, as a rule of thumb always have your subject face your light source, i.e the sun or a wall reflecting the sun. This could be quite possible the most important part of achieving bright sparkly eyes so make sure you know what you're doing. (For detailed video on how to do this, Check our the all encompassing photography tutorial website, KeytoPictures.com) For my up close and personal shots I almost always use my 50mm lens with a very low aperture of at least f2.8. That will give you that beautiful background blur but nice sharp eyes 

Here's a picture taken straight out of the camera (SOOC):
She's facing the sun and her eyes are somewhat sparkly, however you can make them shine even bringhter by editing the photo... To the entire edits check out keytopictures.com!

And this is what you get:

...even more beautifully sparkling eyes.



I do this process for almost all of photos where the eyes are the focal point. Here are some examples:









Kids have so much energy and personality but it's our job as photographers to make that shine through in the photos we take of them. ...

9 comments:

so that's how you do that. great pics. not sure if i can do that painting thing with picnik. someday i've got to figure out photoshop.

Altax said...

Wow!!! Great tips. Really i needed this. Thanks for sharing.

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Heidi said...

Do you know if I can "paint" in Photoshop Elements?

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Ria said...

Lovely tips and the pictures are really stunning!!!

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Sonya Wells said...

Great tips Katie! do you use the mouse to adjust these or do you have a special tool so you get clean lines?

Katie Evans said...

Hi Sonya Wells! I just use my mouse...no other special tools.

thanks for your contributions.novice photographers need these.
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It was certainly interesting for me to read that article. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.really good job .... Hats off.
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