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How was the Blade Runner replicant eye reflection effect done?

I'm trying to recreate the Blade Runner eye reflection effect found in these examples: The closest I've seen is with a flash where the light bounces off in the eye and causes a bright red or white ...
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Why focus on the eye closest to the camera instead of the eye in the middle?

I've read more than once that the closest eye to the camera should be focused on a portrait of a person or of a group of people. Here is an example (faces are blured for discretion, pay attention to ...
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How to avoid tired eyes in a portrait?

I noticed some portraits I took had heavy shadows under eyes: It turned out the model had experienced some sleep deprivation, though the eyes didn't look that bad in real life. I suspect lighting ...
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How did Suren Manvelyan create the macro pictures of eyes?

I came across some really cool macro photos of eyes today. How did he manage to get these photos? I couldn't find any EXIF information anywhere, and I don't have enough experience with macro to figure ...
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How does the eye-controlled focussing of the Canon EOS 5 work?

I just read that the Canon EOS 5 had eye-controlled focussing. How does this work? In this short article I found that it had to do with the coupling of infrared eye-tracking and the AF-point choice, ...
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What are the artistic effects of different catchlight positions?

Is there comparison of different position of catchlight in person's eyes? My point is that you can get roughly same lighting but with slightly different position of catchlight (light source ...
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How to learn to shoot with the “other” eye?

I have always used the left eye to look at the viewfinder of my dslr. I am right-handed, and wear glasses (even when using the camera, I am rather stronly myopic and relatively mildy astigmatic). I am ...
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How do I fix a dog's wrong colored eyes in flash photos?

I am looking for the quickest way to fix this problem: the crazy colored eyes that happen when the flash hits a dog's eyes. It is really annoying to capture a pretty decent shot of a dog, only to ...
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How do I avoid getting different sized pupils when shading half of the model's face?

When photographing portraits having shaded half of the model's face (for example having him/her stand close to a window casting light on one side of their face) it's almost unavoidable to not ...
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Turning the smaller eye away from the lens?

From "Monte Zucker's Portrait Photography Handbook" ph 3. "The subject" : Eye Size. Always take note when a subject has one eye that is smaller than the other. When you find that, you can make ...
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How can I use a DSLR effectively with progressive eyeglasses?

I was prescribed progressive eyeglasses that should see well at three different viewing ranges; at a distance, mid-range, and up-close. Unfortunately I have issues with using the eyeglasses with my ...
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How to remove spider veins from the white of an eye?

I'm trying now to white an eye with Photoshop. I'm using brush tool in Saturation mode. The color is perfect. But the veins becomes gray and they are pretty visible. I tried to remove them with ...
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Eyes rapidly defocus when taking pictures

I wear glasses for an astigmatism. When taking photos, I find that my eyes lose focus almost right away, since one eye is closed and the other is looking through the viewfinder. This happens whether ...
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What is the best program to modify the color of eyes?

What is the best of the best program which lets me change the color of the eyes in a picture. It doesn't matter if it is a free or shareware program.
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Photography and eye health

So I recently went and had an eye exam for the first time probably since i started doing photography on a serious kind of level. It was free and I had an hour to kill. In the past my eyesight has ...
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Will a left cornered viewfinder be difficult to use for a left eye dominant person?

I am thinking of purchasing a Sony alpha 6000 which has a viewfinder on the left corner. Given that I am left eye dominant and so would use my left eye to look through the viewfinder, will this be a ...
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At which focal lengths is it ‘safe’ to have the sun in frame?

I've seen both beautiful wide angle pictures that include the sun as well as camera damage from pointing long lenses at the sun. At which focal lengths is it safe to have the sun in frame? assuming ...
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How can I avoid eye pain after indoor portrait shoots?

I have experienced this now for couple times and need to get something done about it. In parties with friends, I shoot friends and family indoors. Light is sometimes sufficient and sometimes not. I ...
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How can I make my camera focus on the eyeball rather than eyelashes?

I often find it challenging to focus on the eyeball (iris) rather than the eyelashes. The focus points on my Nikon D750 are not dots that I can aim on the iris, but small squares that tend to cover ...
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How do I get highly detailed iris photos?

I've found the following two pictures (particularly the first) that have a very high level of detail in the iris: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stockrdb/2848444141/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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How can one manipulate gaze direction in post-processing?

Let's say you have a portrait photo of somebody looking straight in to the camera and you, in retrospect, want to change the gaze so that the person looks, say, to the upper right instead. How would ...
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Aperture and field of view - percepted by eye vs camera

I very well informed and I know about how aperture works and why is it not restricting field of view, but I somehow cannot get around the following: Aperture doesn't restrict field of view for the ...
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How do I find the absolute color of someone's eyes in a photograph?

The color of my eyes is between green and blue. I've always been curious if it's more blue or more green. People's opinions are of course different, so I would like to find it out scientifically. How ...