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RE: filmscanners: negative and skin tones

Sorry to jump into the middle of a conversation ( which might mean that my reading of your remarks is out of context and my response may therefore inappropriate).  Since I believe this has been a discussion of color images and not black and white ones, I would respond that I do not know of any skin tone filter in traditional photography.  Color skin tones are made up of a number of different colors and tonalities such that no single filter or filter pack will usually work when shooting the film.  Even in traditional color negative photography, the adjustments are made later after the shooting in the lab when printing.  Unlike black and white photography where the use of filters can lighten or darken different colors depending on the colors - although even here one can make such corrections when only a few ( one or two) colors are involved, in color photography filters add and subtract colors ( unless they are special effects filters, neutral density filters, polarizing filters, or color temperature correction filters); they do not lighten or darken the shades of different specific colors in the same way as b/w filters do 
Even if this were not the case, it is often easier and more practical to do the color corrections after the fact digitally in Photoshop or traditionally when printing when working with color..
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of WRGill@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 4:52 PM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: negative and skin tones

why not handle it the way you did when shooting black and white film? why not
revert to filters to lighten the skin tones, rather than trying to correct  
them later with photoshop?


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