Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DigPhotog: Diversity & Digital Photography - Practical Issues [VID] (W13-P2) Sp15

We shift now from the serious issues addressed in the previous blog post to practical issues of photographing people of different skin tones.

For some written advice read Photographing People of Color.  Now let's watch a couple of videos with further instructions.

If you are interested, you may want to compare the above approaches to how one photographer addressed the topic with his use of blackface.  He appears to be serious, but does not seem to understand the racist history of the use of blackface.

The above videos covered what to do if your subject has darker skin, but what if you have multiple people in your photograph with different skin tones?  Follow and read the link.

To take things a step further, if you are interested, you would find it helpful to also understand the use of the gray card and "middle gray" in photography.  If interested, you may also want to explore how spot metering works in to all this.

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