D7100 - I need help solving the "green shadows" in skin tones problem

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Profiles, WB, and black point
In reply to RudyPohl, Apr 3, 2013

Here's a quick exercise for you: get your wife where you shot that image, same lighting and look carefully at her face, including the darker areas. How do they look? You may be surprised how our eyes fool us when we have a general look at a subject, it filters the "defects".

Now, if you really want to have fine control over color tones, you need to work a bit with greypoint WB tools in RAW. And with the various profiles.

Portrait actually gives the best overall result for skintones with the D7000. Standard is a bit too harsh and misses delicate nuances, others are out of question (Neutral may be used, but will show even more green overtones).

I once ran a careful test with D7000, CNX2 and ACR, varying profiles, WB and tint/hue tool. Usually I use Portrait and do a little WB adjustment with grey point, a little more blue and a little less red in the tint/hue control.

BTW: I don't think the black point issue has anything with that.

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