how to shoot an eye?

February 22, 2007 2:49pm CST
Hi everyone. im not a professional photographer but i enjoy photography. i have been trying since several days to take a beautiful picture of my own eyes. all i want to capture are the fine lines in the eyes when u see the eye under a spot light in a mirror in the dark, that kinda thing.. but i havent been sucessful. maybe the lighting conditions are wrong or maybe something else.. i dont have a professional camera either. i mean i do have an film slr with all the lenses and everything. but ive only got a digital point n shoot Acer 7 mega pixel camera. still if anyone of u can gimme some suggestions on how to do this id appreciate it ;)
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Are you sure you don't have options to change the focus? My camera is a digital with automatic focus, BUT I can change the focus to macro or micro or whatever. Perhaps if you can't zoom in that close, it would be best to take a picture from further back and then zoom in on the eyes once you get it on the computer. I would set the camera up somewhere so that it's in line with your eyes. Probably put a light behind it so that you can get that spot light effect, take a few steps back and let it go. That is, if you have a timer on it. Otherwise, get someone to take it for you. I imagine it's hard not too blink in those conditions, but good luck!
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
22 Feb 07
7 megapixels isn't bad. Still, with a point-and-shoot, you're going to have some trouble with that project. These cameras aren't really designed to focus well for close-up or macro shots, so getting a good, close picture of your eye is going to be challenging. But, if you keep trying with various angles and levels of light, you could get lucky.