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April 7, 2016

Ep 68 Skin Deep: How to colour balance and expose skin tones

How do you expose for skin tone correctly? The camera’s light meter doesn’t always get it right especially if you have people with different skin tones all in the same image. In this episode, Gina and Valerie focus on the exact steps you need to take to ensure that everyone’s skin tones come up perfectly. They explain what colour balance is and why you need to understand what it does and how to ensure you have the perfect exposure in your shots regardless of the situation you’re in. #ginachallenge #skintone Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Listener question Follow up question to last week’s question about shooting headshots for a spa. Andrej Valko (UK) asks: “Would it be possible to touch on the...

What everyone thinks of me is none of my business: How to deal with constructive criticism

When I was a kid, I used to love to draw pictures, show them to my mother and father and ask if they liked them. They always did, and from the age of 4 till the age 7, I thought my drawings were the best in the world because everyone in my world said so. That was until I met Natalie Del Rizzio (not her real name) and everything changed. I was 7 years old, and we were in the playground. I showed Natalie the drawing I’d just made in class. “Look, Natalie, do you like my picture?” Natalie took my art, gave it the once over, then sneered “It’s stupid, and the colours are dumb.” At first I misheard Natalie’s response, because for the last five years each time I asked the question, “Do you like my drawing?” the response was always, “Yes, I love your picture and you...

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