Photography Fundamentals

Fundamental of Skin Tones 2021

55 Minutes
Skill Level

Let’s solve skin tones together in this tutorial!

Min. Req: Photoshop CC 2015 + Lightroom CC 2015

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Skin tones

In this fundamentals tutorial, I will cover how I aim to shoot for and correct skin tones

  • the 2 biggest foundations on which good natural tones are based
  • Understand my use of Kelvin temperature in achieving a good baseline of skin tonality
  • Understand the external influences that can cause color casts on subjects skin and how I fix those issues in PS
  • Working with skin tonalities that have different color variations and how I balance those variations
  • We’ll look at AWB vs Custom balance 🙂

Watch this 2-minute preview of the tutorial giving you a little insight into one of the many examples in the tutorial! See you in class!

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About Daniel

Hey there! I’m Daniel, a passionate portrait photographer and educator who’s determined to uplift and motivate fellow photographers worldwide. My goal is simple: to empower you to become the best photographer you can be!

Ever since I began my professional photography journey back in 2013, I’ve poured countless hours into honing my craft, pushing boundaries, and falling head over heels for the art of capturing Portraits. So if there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to grow 2 full-time photography businesses, you’re looking at him!

As a full-time photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of people from couples tying the knot to growing families, expectant mothers, adorable newborns, and everything in between. And now, I’m thrilled to share my hard-earned knowledge with you through my carefully crafted online photography classes that promise to transform your skills and techniques.

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about portrait photography and post-production skills in a way that’s easy to understand and put into practice. My aim is to help you see the world through a professional photographer’s eyes, so you too can create award-winning shots that capture the essence of any moment.

So, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting, join me on this exciting journey to explore the beauty of portrait photography together!

17 reviews for Fundamental of Skin Tones 2021

  1. Diane Welter

    Excellent! The teeth whitening “hack” is perfect!

  2. Claire John-Lewis

    Thank you Daniel, I needed this for my latest shoot! Excellent tips as always

  3. Carlos Azevedo

    This is gold.

  4. Kendra Greelish

    Great tutorial and always very responsive if you have questions!

  5. Elizabeth Jansen

    Brilliant! I’m slowly starting to “get it”. I’ve always shot in auto white balance. No longer with my portrait sessions. Thank you.

  6. Erik Goulet

    Awesome, cleared up a few things I am struggling with.

  7. Musawer Choudhry

    Everyone should watch this video! Lots of detailed information about colors, color temperatures in different environments and how, why and where to place your subjects in a scene. As a bonus, Daniel also goes into photoshop tools that can help enhance your vision. This man has a great eye for detail and has a wonderful way of explaining it.

  8. Ventis Jansons

    You r star Daniel . This is brilliant !
    I want to multiply them 5 stars in review .

  9. Ana Lucia

    Excellent, very well explained, plenty of samples.

  10. Kelley Gerlach

    Consistant skin tones has always been a challenge for me. Going to add these steps to my post-processing along with taking the camera off AWB!

  11. Mary Satterlee Wilson

    Excellent information!! Thank you!

  12. Aparna Rautela

    Very well explained

  13. Ronnie Hull

    So much GREAT information here. I have a feeling I will be watching this one quit a few times!

  14. Clifton Yaney

    Great tutorial! Daniel makes the whole “Kelvin” thing much more clear than I’ve seen before. Can’t wait to try this approach for greater consistency and less post-processing.

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  16. Nemanja Stankovic

    Some things like this, have no price. Aside of all the bits and tricks you’ve showed to us in here, it reminded me of one very important thing, and that’s to value the process and the journey to our target more. There are no shortcuts and if we want to be as professional as possible, it’s just necessary to dedicate time and patience. Well done Daniel, much appreciate you!

  17. Theresa Hart

    This is so very helpful, like all of Daniel’s tutorials. I know that I will be referencing several times until it becomes intuitive.

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