Originally Posted by BillD
I've heard differing views on having two vs one catch light. The lighting setup was, a main light, hair light and a reflector
The one catchlight "rule" is something that has been around for years, and I grew up hearing that rule.
However, in my opinion, it was mostly for the old master's style portraiture. Everything has changed so drastically, that I am not too concerned with one or two, and when I use a reflector under the chin, I get another highlight (might be considered a catch light), which is on the bottom portion of the eye.
Personally I do not like the results with a ring light, and I have heard that called "alien eyes". On close shots it is more noticeable.
I do like round catch lights if they are in the "old style" 2 or 10 o'clock, or was it 1 and 11 ..
position, and for that reason made a round insert for my square softbox.