The Eyelighter, Westcott’s curved reflector designed to improve catchlights in the studio, is now on sale in the United Kingdom. The lighting accessory is positioned under the chin of your subject and reflects light upwards, making eye reflections appear more photogenic in “butterfly” or “clamshell” style lighting setups.
“While flat reflectors create unflattering catchlights in the eyes on close-up portraits, the Eyelighter has perfected the light by shaping a reflector in the same curvature as the human eye,” said Westcott in a press release. “Specifically designed for beauty and portrait photography, The Eyelighter reflects an arched light toward your subject, leaving a catchlight that follows the natural curve of the iris. Unlike triflectors, this catchlight is seamless, without unflattering gaps.”
“This innovative tool not only provides pristine catchlights, but also reflects a stunning, clamshell lighting,” they added.