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Cindy L. Ferguson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/25/2005

shooting people with dark skin?

Are there any tricks of the trade when it comes to shooting people with dark skin? Should I use a gray card to meter on? The last time I took some pics out doors of a client with dark skin, his skin came out darker than it really is. He was wearing a white shirt, and maybe the camera was metering off that. Any suggestions?

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9/14/2005 7:00:41 AM

Kerry L. Walker   Either use a gray card or meter off his skin. It is the white shirt that is throwing the exposure off. BTW, this works just as well with people with light skin, especially if they are wearing dark clothes. After all, it is the skin that you want in proper exposure, not the clothes.

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9/14/2005 7:32:20 AM

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