A couple of days ago someone posted D300 settings for natural skin tones with flash.

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davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,612
A couple of days ago someone posted D300 settings for natural skin tones with flash.

I quickly put the link in my favourites, with the intention of extracting the details this weekend!

All I can remember was it was with JPEG, intended for out of the camera at weddings, the screen brightness was set to -1, the sharpening was set to +7 I think, and picture control was neutral.

I really don't know who posted this, but if he/she sees this please could they repost it, and if anyone else took the settings down can they fill in the gaps for me please?
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Lone_Ranger Forum Member • Posts: 84
Re: A couple of days ago someone posted D300 settings for natural skin tones with fla

Hi,
I think I know the one you mean. Posted by samjstern on Friday 7th December.

I can't run a search on this site at the moment as there is the indexes are being re-built so can't send the exact title but I think it was something like 'Recommended JPEG settings for portraits with flash'.

I haven't tried this myself, yet but made a quick note of the settings just in case.

LCD brightness set to -1 (in setup menu)
Set WB to A
In Shooting menu > set picture control
Go to neutral
1. Sharpening = 8
2. Contrast = +1
3. Brightness = 0
4. Saturation = 0
5. Hue = -1

Try searching on the poster's name once the indexing is back up again.

Hope this helps.

Matt in FL Veteran Member • Posts: 5,305
here is the address of the post if index ever comes back. It turned into

a nice thread on the subject in general
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=25929165
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I think this is what you asked for

Some D300 Neutral Settings

I. Set your LCD brightness to -1 ,( find it in Setup Menu. )
0 is too bright and not close to what we actually see.

2. Set your white balance to A. (automatic) No surprises yet.

3. In Shooting menu go to set picture control and make these
settings:

Go to neutral, yes neutral not standard.

1. Sharpening to 6
2. Contrast to +1 ( 1 click to right of 0)
3. Brightness to 0
4. Saturation to 0
5. Hue to -1 ( 1 click to the left of 0)

I know you were expecting me to use standard. I read the manual also, Page 150.

But darn if these don't give me great skin tones and natural colors. Not too red or exaggerated like we use for scenics.

Don't forget to click OK after you make the adjustments and before you exist the menu.
Try it and let me know what you think.

The out of camera JPEGs look perfect to me.

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That's the one! Thank you.

Thanks for everyone who replied, and thanks to Sam for the reply and original very good post.
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alexsunderland Contributing Member • Posts: 772
Re: I think this is what you asked for

I need to try this too!

samjstern wrote:

Some D300 Neutral Settings

I. Set your LCD brightness to -1 ,( find it in Setup Menu. )
0 is too bright and not close to what we actually see.

2. Set your white balance to A. (automatic) No surprises yet.

3. In Shooting menu go to set picture control and make these
settings:

Go to neutral, yes neutral not standard.

1. Sharpening to 6
2. Contrast to +1 ( 1 click to right of 0)
3. Brightness to 0
4. Saturation to 0
5. Hue to -1 ( 1 click to the left of 0)

I know you were expecting me to use standard. I read the manual also,
Page 150.

But darn if these don't give me great skin tones and natural colors.
Not too red or exaggerated like we use for scenics.
Don't forget to click OK after you make the adjustments and before
you exist the menu.
Try it and let me know what you think.

The out of camera JPEGs look perfect to me.

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