Quick Tip: Use Gaffer's Tape for Unique Catch Light Shapes

The biggest secret to good photographs isn't composition and it's definitely not gear - it's lighting. Great lighting can make an otherwise humdrum photo into something amazing, and clever use of light can give it that extra nudge. Nick Fancher came up with a way to customize catch lights to create interesting effects in the eyes of his subjects.

Gaffer-eyes1.jpgFancher creates this unique look by using white and black gaffer's tape on foam boards in front of his models. Making shapes on the boards creates shapes in the subjects eyes, from nice round circles to snowflake and triangle shapes. There are quite a few possibilities for taking advantage of this effect and we'd be curious to see what kind of results different colored tape would provide.

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