Exposing for effect

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  1. Sweetsomedays

    Sweetsomedays TPF Noob!

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    I want to get that white porcelain effect with skin but I'm not really sure how. Do use the Exposure Comp and go a few steps up till I get it looking the way I want?
     
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    Your not going to get white porcelain skin without the use of a filter (unless you do it in post processing).
    A red filter will give a very white skin (fewer details though), where as a blue filter will do the opposite and bring out alot more detail in the skin.
    Infrared filters will definatly/maybe give that white porcelain sort of look, but then you either need to have the subject sitting for a longer exposure or have a dedicated IR camera :p
     
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    Or use a flash ;) A flash gives of just as much IR light as it does real light. Which is why you can feel the heat of it on a cold day.
     
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    DO that in the darkroom using higher contrast paper.
     
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    if you want high key, find a makeup artist and have everything in your frame be bright, not overexposure bright, but say baby blue instead of cobalt blue.
     

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