Lately, I've been seeing some really close-up pictures of people's faces where the point of focus is in the eye. The interesting part is that, if the image of the eye itself is viewed closely, the reflections of the surroundings can be seen on its surface (like the camera, lens and all, and/or the people/places around it, etc.).
I myself have taken some photos in this manner in the past, so it wasn't that much of a news for me when the fad took a rise. It however, made me take a second look at two of my photo accessories in the bag, specifically, my LED video light, and my set of extension tubes.
And thus inspiration hit:
1/60th of a sec. shutter speed at f/5.6, ISO 800
That's my eye, by the way, if anyone's wondering. ;)
So I decided to get rid as much reflection as possible by placing the video light to the side, which also allows the camera to move in reeeaal close to the surface of my eye, probably from a mere distance of 10-15mm. from, uh, lens to lens. ;) With the fairly small aperture settings, I made sure that every minute detail of the iris will be displayed in the final image.
Oh, and the eye color? Well... I've always fancied having a different eye color instead of the usual brown hue, so..... ;)
Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 35mm. f/1.8G lens, a set of extension tubes, Prolite LED video light