I've tried to get away from discussing the technical aspects of photography on the blog, but I had to share this one.
First: catchlights--what are they? Well, they're the little white lights reflected in a person's eyes. When drawing, you put that little white dot in to make it look more realistic. When taking a photograph, you want there to be enough reflection to get good catchlights. Without catchlights, eyes look dead and, well, a little spooky.
When I take photos of people, I'm looking for good light and bounce so I can get good catchlights. So when I took photos of my ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE niece when home for vacation, I made sure to catch her with a window at my back for some good catchlights.
My brother was also gaming on the TV behind me. So what I got when I finally opened up the photo in LR was this weird double catchlight.
(isn't she SWEET!)
Anyway, having now looked at this photo from super-duper zoomed in, I'm not sure whether it's a keeper or not. My objectivity is fried. Do the catchlights make her eyes look funny or is she ok? I know you guys won't be afraid to tell me!