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How to Photograph and Flatter Skin Tones

via CreativeLive


Skin is one of the most important things to flatter in your portraits and there are so many elements to consider! In this course Lindsay Adler will cover the most important ways she ensures that she flatters her subject's skin. She'll walk through every consideration leading up to your shoot from modifier choice, position of the light, white balance, color contamination, makeup, and more. Learn how to capture great skin in-camera so you can save time in your post-processing.


  • Class Introduction
  • White Balance
  • Mixed Lighting
  • Color Contamination
  • Camera Files & Settings
  • Color Management
  • Exposure
  • Quality of Light
  • Direction of Light
  • Makeup
  • Retouching
  • Shoot: Fair Skin, Female Model
  • Shoot: Dark Skin Tone, Male Model
  • Shoot: Senior Fair Skin, Male Model
  • Simple Retouching Techniques for Skin

Taught by

Lindsay Adler


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