I have been taking small pet portraits for three years now and
am beginning to branch off to horses. I used my flash last week
for the first time (with horses) at a barn and was disappointed
with the results. Many of my pictures ended up having large white
spots in the eyes. Not like you would normally see with catch
lights. Would you have any idea why this would have happened? I
was using Portra 400 (for the first time). I usually use Fuji
Reala but needed the faster speed. I was in shutter priority. I
have a Nikon F5 with the SB28 speed light.
The difference in the reflection of light that you are seeing between
people and horses is not in any way due to your equipment. You are
doing nothing wrong....Horses eyes are rounder, larger, and they
protrude from the head rather the being inset as are human eyes.
You WILL find that the reflection that you are seeing is a constant
result of using artificial light.
You need to correct prints by the use of "SPOTONE" basic gray to mask
the white reflection of your strobe before you send them to your customer.
However, leave a "catch light"in the upper, forward area of the eye in
order to maintain a realistic appearance of the horse's eye.
Please call on me to answer any other questions