Why do people's faces look so red on my photos? (with flash)

Started Aug 4, 2006 | Discussions thread
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dbvand Senior Member • Posts: 1,915
Re: Why do people's faces look so red on my photos? (with flash)

I've never gotten good results with the "Flash" WB preset setting. It always turns out too red for me too. I use "Cloudy" for flash, but sometimes have to adjust that a little.

Try shooting a picture of a gray card it one of your pictures and using that to adjust off of later.

I even tried creating my own "Flash" white balance setting in Nikon Capture. I shot a picture of a Whi-Bal card in a closet with the lights off using flash only and saved that as a white balance setting in Capture. When I applied to photos they turned out too red too. I don't understand it.
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Bryan V.
P.S. I've had amnesia for as long as I can remember.

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