Please don't take this honest question wrong. I am asking for technical advice because I simply don't have the experience.
As a part time photographer, most of my glamour work has been for wives and wives-to-be -- generally word of mouth. It all started when I lived in Denver and a friend's wife had glamour photos made for him. I had just bought a Canon EOS Elan and got my first gig doing a glamour portfolio from a friend of his wife's.
That was around 1990.
17 years later I just got my first African American client. I'm looking forward to it, because she has a great attitude, but I got to thinking...I have zero experience here. So, I have a few questions and I'm hoping a few of you wouldn't mind offering some advice.
Are there lighting tips that are different? I looked through all of my books and didn't see much on the subject except that bumping up the light might be necessary. Hmm, how much? She's got a pretty dark complexion with a pretty smooth look to it. The metering will be the same regardless, but she'll reflect less light, right? Does that affect the ratio of key to fill or kicker?
What about post-processing? The only thing "Skin" seems to mention is that adding magenta can improve the complexion.
Other thoughts or things I should think about?
Thanks in advance -- and of course, I'm happy to experiment and see what comes of it. The camera will be dropping images to the PC as I shoot, so I'll be able to evaluate on the fly. However, if I have the benefit of your advice up front, I'll have the best chance at providing her with the images that will make her happiest.