I am not sure if my question will make sense but here goes. Last night, I wanted to do some practice shoot on DS. It was dark and I had my bedroom light on, which is the yellowy Tungsten light. I used my speedlight to get a better exposure and focus. But then I notice, maybe it was just me, that the skin tones are all funky. I followed Amber's color tutorial but I still feel that its yellow/red. I have my camera set on Auto on mode and of course always shoot on RAW.
Maybe I just need another person to take a look at it. Here are the shots I took last night.
f3.2, SS1/125, ISO 1600 same setting for all
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Looks like too much magenta to me.
What color is that backdrop supposed to be. I'm seing pink...is that right?
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That's my bedsheet He was on my bed.
My ISO was high to compensate for upping my SS to 1/125
So is the red skin a result of the tungsten lighting? Would this be a good rule of thumb to apply on pictures?
1) If picture is red/magenta add yellow
2) If picture is yellow add some red
Hmm... I thought if you were using a speedlight, you could keep your ISO to around 400 because the flash freezes motion anyway. I haven't used mine since last winter, so I don't rememeber.
What did you do in pp'ing on these? Did they look that red SOOC?
Stacey's right, with your speedlite, you don't need to go above ISO 400. (when I did the wedding, the photographer told me the magic numbers when using a speedlite are AP 4.5, SS 1/30, and ISO 400).
I'm not good with skin tone numbers, but I do see where he's off.
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You've already gotten good c&c ... I just wanted to add that he just gets cuter and cuter! I love seeing pics of him. and despite the color issues, the catch lights are wonderful, focus looks great too!