Originally Posted by Robear0001
Very pretty girl.
Did you do something with her eyes in the third one?
Partly is my direction and lighting that brightens the eyes a bit more than may be typical. One of the advantages with my lighting system (on all the time - no strobes) is that I can see when i am shooting exactly how the light passes through the eye. The subjects pupils are tiny due to the brightness of the lights she needs on her eyes, and the Iris therefore has more room to display its color than I typically see with shots using a strobe system.
After that I have to lighten any red or yellow in the white of the eye with the
Hue/Saturation tool. Then I use the same tool to saturate and adjust the color of the iris with the Hue/Saturation tool. I discovered there are many colors and often a lot of red and yellow even in the bluest eyes. So I adjust the hue of those colors to compliment rather than compete with the overall color if i can. Once I have added a bit of saturation i am able to adjust the levels which almost gives the effect of having a light in side the eye. I stay away from the brightness tool as it creates a filmy milky appearance.
All of these adjustments have to be minor it is very easy to be too extreme at any step and end up with a result that is way out of place in the image.
PS: This woman is probably having another 39th birthday again soon - maybe i should shoot her each time she hits the next 39th anniversary.