Red Faces

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  1. fadingaway1986
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Just wondering --

    Why is it that people seem to get red faces in their photos, when they would seemingly look not-red-faced at the time the photo is taken?
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    There are several variables than can cause this. Can you give us a bit more information?
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    It would really help with a picture...it may be because of flash, I never use flash and get better results :)
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    Could be white balance. If the image is too hot things will have an orangish redish hue. What kind of lighting do you have going on?
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    sometimes it happens that the light is reflected exactly from peoples faces into your camera. The simple bulb that is in every home causes red/orange faces that look rather unnatural. Especially when you set white balance on Outdoor mode and take shots indoors. This hapens with my camera :)
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    if you are talking about film cameras. The way they design film and promote it as brillant colors etc.... is a disadvantage when it comes to photos of people because high color saturation will result in red skin. I use low contrast low saturation film like fuji reala or film that is specied as being good for shooting portraits or people. Now if you are talking about digital then most cameras have a saturation setting if not you can desaturate the photo with photo shop or another pic editing software.
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Thanks guys..

    I did not have a photo in mind. Just when I am working - so many people have red faces on their photos... (and a handfull come back and blame us!)

    I am talking film, and other people's film. So I wouldnt have a clue about settings. But I assume the majority of their cameras are just P&S. Although - I know I am one that seems to turn out bright red.

    Thanks for all your answers :)

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