Open Closed Eyes

Open Closed Eyes

As a wedding photographer one frustrating thing is to take a good photo and then find (on closer inspection) the eyes are closed, half closed, blinking or squinty. This seems to happen most often in group shots when everyone may not be looking directly at the camera at the same time.

Usually in such situations I fire off two shots in rapid succession, but even so it’s still possible to end up with some people in the photo with closed eyes.

So I made a short You Tube video showing how to open closed eyes. This basic technique is useful to any photographer who needs to open eyes, wedding photographer or not. Obviously to do it successfully having a similar photo with open eyes is necessary. The technique can be used in most versions of Photoshop or any image editing program with layers.

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