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

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Re: D7100 - I need help solving the "green shadows" in skin tones problem
In reply to jonikon, Apr 3, 2013

jonikon wrote:

Something to keep in mind is that proper skin tones actually have some  green in them. There is also some blue (from blood in veins), and yellow from fat under the skin. Generally as people grow older these other colors become more prominent as the skin becomes thinner and more translucent, and is more noticeable in light skinned people. Some people prefer the baby pink look in their subjects faces,  but that is not realistic for most older folks, IMO.

- Jon

I'm trying to say that for some time now, not only to the OPer, but when this issue comes up (skin has some gree/yellow areas, even for caucasian people). What I see is that people are not actually wanting to see faithful reproduction, but to have a nicer rendition than reality itself, just what wedding photogs like to present customers. Compacts tend to have this warmer, rosy balance, that make them so popular for portraits.

I recently took a pic of a niece, very realistic, and when I showed it to her father, the reaction was, "that's horrible". I didn't respond, deleted the image in front of him, but thought, "well, that how she actually looks like" ...

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