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Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies by Lee Varis

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Color Management, Workflow, and Calibration

Color control is a critical challenge for any photographer, and it can be particularly vexing for people photography because there are as many different colors of skin as there are different people.

Because digital cameras do not have the point of reference that film provides, sophisticated software controls are needed to track or manage color from capture through output to ensure quality.

This chapter outlines a simplified approach to calibrate your capture system for the best rendition of skin tones, which is usually the biggest problem for any digital capture system.

Chapter Contents

Basic Digital Capture Workflow

Calibrating for Digital Capture

Putting Color Management in Context

Basic Digital ...

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