I managed 2 decent shots today after not getting anything good out of yesterday lol. (trying to practice every day)...
These are both manual 1/128, F/5.7, ISO200, no flash. Both in late-afternoon sunlight.
I'd read on Smugmug to ignore RGB and look at CMYK when checking skintones...however I didn't see CMYK values when hovering over the photo with the eyedropper (in PSP8 ), only RGB...I have to find out where the other values would be shown.
(I did find just now that you can split a photo into CMYK channels, which gives you the B&W "maps" for each color)
So, I looked at RGB since sunlight had tinted Eva's skin & hair lightly with orange...and I adjusted that way.
Steph if you see this, I tried the levels adjustment on a selection of glare in PSP but it was too gray so I used gamma correction and it worked! It reduced the whitish glare very nicely! thanks again for that tip!