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02/22/2010 11:29:15 PM · #1
On Saturday I had the chance to do the photo's at a hip hop show, and for not having much experience behind the lens I think I got a lot of decent photo's ( lol out of 600 I snapped)

I have a few issues with the photo's though, as everyone I took a picture of looked dealthy ill or very pale skin.

Is there a filter I can get that will reduce this effect?

possible a external lens would help?

is there anything I can do in photoshop that will possible save these photo's?

Due to the photo's being used by a entertainment company I haven't hosted any yet because I haven't watermarked them except for this one a buddy pinched for facebook.
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this guy is half mexican and a lot darker then this, a lot of the people I took photo's of look deathly ill lol.

thanks for any help.

02/22/2010 11:38:44 PM · #2
the red clothing is throwing cyan cast to the skin tones I think. probablt could try using a warm up filter I guess an 82A might do the trick.
02/22/2010 11:54:33 PM · #3
If you shoot in RAW, you may find that adjusting the temperature balance may help. I have run into this before as a side effect of flash. Maybe if you dialed down the exposure somewhat, and adjusting the contrast, and the brightness will also help. It's one of the things I hate most about flash......getting skin tones right in post.....
02/23/2010 12:54:06 PM · #4
Michael Jackson would have given you a fortune for your camera!
02/23/2010 04:46:47 PM · #5
what is an 'external lens' in the context you're referring to?

Are you looking for advice on how to make his skin darker? Shift the color? What?
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