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Photographing people of color outdoors in light clothing
Old 06-08-2006, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I was wondering if you could send me to any tuturials/instructional pieces about photographing people of color outdoors. Mainly, I notice that they seem very dark when wearing light clothing so I lose detail in the face. I'm doing a group shoot with about 5 people, so if you have any tips please let me know.


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Re: Photographing people of color outdoors in light clothing
Old 06-08-2006, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should use a gray card or a good incident meter.
Here are two simple explanations:
http://www.nyip.com/tips/tip_graycard.html
http://www.acecam.com/magazine/gray-cards-2.html
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Re: Photographing people of color outdoors in light clothing
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I would try moving them in shade if its possible (lower contrast lighting)... that way, if you expose for their skin, you'll be less likely to overexpose their clothing.
Also try using a reflector to fill some of the shadows under their eyes and noses. An off-camera flash might also help if it's diffused.
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I agree with Danny Z. I am a black person and I should a lot of black people. For the best results; find some open shade and use a reflector to fill the faces. I would also spot meter the faces so as not to over expose the clothing.

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Re: Photographing people of color outdoors in light clothing
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You can't rely on the in-camera light meter. If you use it on the skin, the light colored clothing will be blown out. If you use it on the clothing, you'll lose detail on the skin. Incident meter is a good call, open shade is a good call. Changing what they are wearing? Priceless!
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