We all know the expression “it’s all in the eyes”. And in most cases I 100% agree. I love to see catchlights and the eyes.
But always remember that there will be exceptions. Like you can see in the shot in this post you can’t really see the eyes. And in this shot that makes sense. That’s actually why a hood is designed. Now if you would open up the shadows the shot would actually loose power.
So always remember. Eyes are the mirror to the soul. But shadows are the soul of the shot. And sometimes that means the shadows win from the eyes.