The “Catch” Light

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The “Catch” Light.
 
When I am teaching people to photograph portraits, a term I use is “catch” light. It is the little white specular highlight in the eye reflecting the source of light. It gives the eye the attention in an image and creates some definition in the eye. Photographing birds is no different than people. When possible, try and get that catch light in the eye. Without it in this image the eye simply would not stand out and draw the viewer to the face as quickly.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 110, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear MP7 backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiPro, #SiruiUSA, #MindShiftGear, #thinktankphoto
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