D5100 portraits, anyone?

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Sam2046
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D5100 portraits, anyone?
9 months ago

Could anyone please show me a few portraits shot by D5100? Please do not show me samples from the internet. I need to understand the post-processing required for portraits. I have shot a few portraits myself, but they look awful.

Examples:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5n2k2ibu1o42nbf/pLAmNE_P9d

I have used spot metering for all of these without any EC. Clearly, I needed to dial a +ve EC for these. But, I've shot a few photos at the same scene with a Canon 60D, but their skin tone looks much better. I don't want to start of a war by saying Canon renders skin tones better than Nikon (which I believe to be true). I know their results can be matched in PP, but as I have no idea how to PP portraits, I'm lost.

Now, I think it's time to see the photos shot by others and try to understand how I can bring the best out of my RAW files.

Canon EOS 60D Nikon D5100
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