New Workshop! Lighting 3 | Advanced Off Camera Flash

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The client was fairly pale skinned. I like my white balance colder to show white as pure white. The warmer 5300K doesn't sit well with... (show more)
Exif Data
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • EF50mm f/1.4 USM
  • f/1.4
  • 50mm
  • 1/4000
  • 100

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Hi Raymond, I think the decision on skin tone is also up to the subject herself, if she’s a client. (If course if this is a model and you’re just doing it for your portfolio, then it’s entirely up to you!) What I mean to say is, she certainly does look beautiful, and if you like your white balance to be “pure”, then you’ve nailed it. My only critique would be that her forearms are getting a bit darker and less “porcelain”, mostly just due to the lighting. I would therefore recommend retouching just a bit to smooth out the arms, maybe lightening them just a touch but not changing the color balance. See how that goes.

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  2. Raymond Burns

    Thank you Matthew Saville! I have been particularly fond of that pure white balance. Every time I retouch, I start at pure white balance, and I have a difficult time moving away from it. Maybe I should change my workflow to be more susceptible to artistic tones. Because as soon as I get that pure white balance look, my eyes are stuck at that point. You can see it throughout my profile at

    I will most definitely look into evening the skin tones on her arm though. Thanks for that tip.

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