Capturing natural, accurate skin tones is one of the most challenging aspects of portrait photography. Unusual lighting and strange colour casts can leave your portrait-sitter with sickly looking skin that can take an age to put right in post-production. But while we can't all afford to have a make-up artist on stand-by, there are a number of ways that you can get fresh, clean tones straight from your EOS camera and reduce the amount of retouching you need to do.
Here, award-winning fashion and beauty photographer Jade Keshia Gordon offers five simple tips for capturing perfect skin tones. She explains how she approaches black, white and mixed-race skin differently, and how she sets up her EOS camera for consistent results.
Follow Jade's advice, and you'll be capturing perfect skin tones in no time!