Eye Contact by Maxoperandi

Whenever I look at a portrait I always find myself looking into the models eyes to see how the image was lit. Generally the catch lights always give it away.

As a large format printer as well as an old tog I often get images that have to be printed up to 5ft wide. I did a job for a photographer the other day and he was amazed at how I was able to tell him the light set up he used with a large 6ft Octa softbox behind him and his camera on a tripod.

When I showed him the catch lights in the model’s eyes…his reflection was there to be seen….couldn’t quite make out what he was wearing though…LOL

This portrait of Integra was taken with what lights were available at the time…a beauty dish to the left and a softbox balanced to the right. If you view large you’ll see them.

Canon 1DS: 1/125, ISO 200, f11, lens at 80mm

Over the last few years on RB, I have made many friends and I welcome all comments and a special big thank you to all of you who are favouring my work….. if you want to visit me then check out www.maxoperandi.com

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  • John Linton
    John Lintonabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks John!

    – Maxoperandi

  • Victor Bezrukov
    Victor Bezrukovabout 4 years ago

    there is contact !
    fantastic portrait

  • Many thanks!

    – Maxoperandi

  • linifer
    liniferabout 4 years ago

    Great stuff! I always look too lol :)x

  • Thank you so much!

    – Maxoperandi

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryabout 4 years ago

    nice portrait, just reeeeaallyyy glad we are not seeing this at 5ft, the sight of you in gray y fronts, sandals, held up with braces and an old M&S string vest in her eyes, would put me right off me tea ;)

  • I think I will do a self portrait like this just to put you off…LOL

    – Maxoperandi

  • arkturosx
    arkturosxabout 4 years ago

    she looks like a doll, very good work

  • Thank you so much!

    – Maxoperandi

  • Jacek Nazim
    Jacek Nazimabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Capture!

  • Thank you very much Jacek

    – Maxoperandi

  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannabout 4 years ago

    Of course you knew I’d comment on this and it’s quite wonderful work. Your editing makes her look so angelic but I know better. ;)

  • Oh Yes….she is far from Angelic as we know too well!

    – Maxoperandi

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...about 4 years ago

    this is a lovely capture Max it’s taken well of a sweet young woman

  • Thank you so much Anthony!

    – Maxoperandi

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzabout 4 years ago


  • Many many thanks Veronica

    – Maxoperandi

  • shutterbug262
    shutterbug262about 4 years ago

    the first thing that came to mind was “Twiggy”….but much more beautiful. wonderful work

  • Yes she has a Twiggy quality…thanks so much!

    – Maxoperandi

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