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Westcott’s New Eyelighter, Perfect For Headshots & Portraits

By Anthony Thurston on May 26th 2014

Westcott has announced a new specialty reflector designed specifically for use in headshot and portrait photography. The new Eyelighter is a curved reflector that is designed to be used as the “bottom” in  your standard top down lighting setups like clamshell and butterfly lighting.


The special curved design helps get maximum light reflected onto all areas of the head and upper body, while also staying conveniently out of the way of you and your camera. It also helps the Eyelighter to create a more natural looking catch light than your standard circular or flat reflector.

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The Eyelighter is made with an aluminium frame, that is both light and strong. If you do a lot of portraits and or headshots, then this could be a reflector that you want to invest in. Though, the price may be a bit off putting for some of you, coming in at just shy of $300, it is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.

If you are interested in picking one of these new Eyelighter’s up you can head on over to B&H, who has them available for pre-order. The Eyelighter is expected to start shipping on June 5th.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Yucel Yalim

    Pricey and kind of a large fixed place piece…?

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  2. Kurk Rouse

    I love westcott products but there is a time when you have to draw the line on how much gear you get and just create photos.

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  3. Jacob Jexmark

    Cool piece of kit :)

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  4. sohail

    wait for 1 and 2 months some Chinese companies come out for 30$ price tag

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  5. Nick

    Where can I see comparison images of what the reflector does vs. without it? What do the catch lights look like in the eye?

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  6. Chuck Navarro

    Oh and why isn’t there an easier comment system in place like discus or facebook integration or am I missing something?

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    • NikkoS

      SLR lounge’s Facebook page just posted a link to this article

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  7. Chuck Navarro

    While I think it’s ingenious and will probably sell thousands. I smell a $30 DIY Project in the works! :) Time to put that old reflector to good use!

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