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  1. sabenemmons

    sabenemmons TPF Noob!

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    I am going to try to do a few (hundred) potraits of my girlfriend partly for her senior photos and partly to work on my portfolio. She is a very beautiful girl but she is very selfconsious (probable not spelled right) about her freckels. I dont know much about filters but i have heard that with the right filter (on b+w film) you can reduce the sight of freckels. any ideas would help alot. I will be posting some of her photos soon.
    also any good film developing companys would be great.
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    With BW, if you use a filter that is the same color as the freckles they should lighten. Be aware that anything that is the opposite color of the filter will darken. A red filter would lighten reddish freckles, but also reduce lip contrast, reddish make-up, and darken anything green and cyan (sky blue).
     
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    Tell her not to worry about her freckles......look at Angie Everhart....alot of photos show her freckles......and it has not hurt her career.
     
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    However, the good thing about black and white film is that when you use filters that way, you can also use strange colours of make-up that *will* show up well. Green make-up may look pretty ugly, but you sure won't see that in the final product! Of course, convincing your girlfriend to wear it is another matter ;).
     

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