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Tack sharp at 1.8.
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pwm2 wrote in post #17054542
Pitch black costume + skin.
White dress + skin.
Easy to lose the structure of either the black or the white cloth - or skin.
So one of the reasons why a number of people wants Exmor-class dynamic range from their sensors.
I've run into this a couple of times. It can be tricky to correctly expose a person with dark skin, without blowing out the highlights and losing details in a wedding dress. More dynamic range definitely goes a long way, as its very hard to use a flash to light a persons skin, without also lighting the dress.
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With only one light, place the darker person closest to it. After metering....
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someone0 wrote in post #17054263
IDK, I'm not a pro but isn't normally if you are to shoot in the snow, you would over expose by about 2 stops. Shooting dark skin subject I would have thought it goes the other way. That said, if you use a light meter, wouldn't that solves your problem? Another thing is, I think dark skin subject when lit properly, it show the dimention very well. Meaning having at least a few light sources to create both hard and soft light. The soft light would make a fill-in, while hard light create dramatic shadow.
My earlier comment was based on using an Incident (Hand held) Light Meter, not a Reflective (i.e. in Camera) Meter.
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Jul 28, 2014 19:32 as a reply to @ CanonCameraFan's post |
To the OP who asked how to "light" rather than how to "expose" here is a quote from http://portraitlighting.blogspot.com …-6-darker-skin-tones.html
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The only problem I've ever run into with darker skinned people is the greater contrast from hot spots. People of all skin colors have various ranges of oil to their skin which reflects more light, but as a person's skin gets darker, the contrast with the hot spots gets greater and it stands out more. With people with oily skin, you can work with the person to help tame it with things like powder, make-up, etc, and/or use broader and more even lighting.
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