Photograph Eye Reflections
You will need
- An object to reflect
- A macro lens or a camera with a macro setting
- A strong light source (such as a large window on a sunny day)
- A tripod (if you are doing this alone)
- Sit close to a strong light source.
- Make sure your sitting arrangement allows light to directly hit the object you intend to reflect for the best reflection.
- Hold or place the object you intend to reflect to the side of your eye. The object should be facing the light source.
- Adjust the object's distance from your eye accordingly depending on your object's size for the desired composition of the reflection. For most house-hold hand-sized objects, hold the object directly against the side of your face for the best results.
- Look towards the side of your face, towards your ear, keeping the object you want to reflect in your peripheral vision. This will allow the object to form a reflection in the dark iris portion of your eye as opposed to the white scelera portion.
- If you are doing this shot alone and using a tripod, keep the camera at roughly arms length for best results.
diagram of set up → graphical explanation of technique → final result after many repeated trials