What are catchlights and why should they be in your portraits?

MickieDeVries004 photo of girl from above with catchlights

Have you ever heard the phrase, “She has a light in her eyes?” It means that someone has a sparkle. That there is something about her that is lively and fun. It’s a good thing!In photography, having a “light in her eyes” is equally important to making a subject look full of life. Except that we call them “catchlights!”Let’s talk about exactly what catchlights are and how we can make them appear in our portraits.

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