Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Skin Tone

Skin tone is one of the most difficult color to capture, or in the digital avenue, difficult to develop. Is the absolute accuracy results best image? Hardly. 
It is about the right mood, and the right tone. Because skin is skin, what's beneath it or beyond it is the key to make a picture work.
This image took in late 2008, using Phase One P45+ on Contax 645, and my favorite Carl Zeiss Apo-Makro-Planar 120/4. The rich red of the glove is a nice contrast against the slightly pale skin of the model, which in reality is not nearly as pale, but the overall presentation of image came out the way I prefer.

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