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All the Eyes in
this gallery were photographed in Tawau.
Even just a snap shot, it's
difficult to get close to a dragonfly. Dragonflies are beautiful subjects to
photograph, but their quick reaction makes it a challenge to snap a good
picture. Use a fast film speed in bright daylight.
Try looking for dragonflies on cool
early mornings when they are still "warming up" on plants, and will
not be so quick to fly away.
Light from the Eyes
Catch the light in
the eyes to bring the photo to life
It is not that hard to photograph the reflection of a light in
eyes, but it require some cooperation from your subject. Here are a couple
of easy steps you can follow to ensure that there is just a hint of light in the
- Make sure the eyes are open — Get them to look
straight at you and open wide!
- Use a flash, even when outside — this technique is
called "fill flash". When your subject is
outside in daylight, there will probably not be much of any light to reflect
in their eyes. Use your camera's flash to serve as the catch light.
- Use a reflector — purchase a photography reflector
or anything that reflects light will work: the sunshade on your car or a piece of
metal or aluminum foil. Adjust the reflector until you can see the catch light
in the eyes of your subject.
This small and simple method can make a huge difference in your