mr_a: So is you TV. I worked for a company that had to deal with this problem.People in different parts of the world tend to see or perceive color a bit differently, and the color balance of LCD screens tends to be different in Asia versus the US.The problem is compounded by the mechanics of homes. Dedicated TV rooms are more common in the US, and are usually kept somewhat dark. In Asia, the TV is often in a main part of the house, and therefore well lit. Thus backlighting is usually different to serve this markets.At least that is the way it was 5 years ago when I had to worry about it.
Barfmaker: This seems like a gigantic ton of crap...
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FlippityFlap: When I used to run sound for a living, I would get a stage plot, input list and the contract rider for the bands a few weeks prior to the show. Invariably, if the act was black, or the featured performer was, the rider would include instructions for the lighting director that "no amber lighting of any kind" be used because it makes their skin look green./CSB
AngryDragon: Barfmaker: This seems like a gigantic ton of crap...Seems?
ManRay: For farks sake. Cameras are "biased" to expose for 18% grey. Anything outside of that is going to be under or over exposed unless the photographer knows what they are doing. I'm pasty white and am constantly blown out in photos, especially ones with a flash. Get over it.
ManRay: FlippityFlap: When I used to run sound for a living, I would get a stage plot, input list and the contract rider for the bands a few weeks prior to the show. Invariably, if the act was black, or the featured performer was, the rider would include instructions for the lighting director that "no amber lighting of any kind" be used because it makes their skin look green./CSBLighting pros know which colors work best for skin tones. You warm up white people with orange and never use green on dark skin for instance.
bigbadideasinaction: *sigh* let's give the tl;dr answer here:I can't speak of color film calibration, but I can at least speak of light/dark skin shooting...(note: none of this applies to arty portrait work, we're talking traditional conventional-looking photos here)Photos need contrast to define features, especially in faces. Light skin uses shadows to define facial features because highlights don't provide enough contrast. If you try and use shadows on dark skin there's not enough contrast to make it work, so you either have to:(a) Lighten features through post-processing or over-lighting the subjector(b) Literally oil up their skin so you can achieve contrast using shiny highlights instead of shadows without over-lightingSolution (b) works great if you're doing a fashion shoot and you have full control over what the model has on them. If you're at a party getting a photo, however, you can't exactly ask them to put some baby oil on their face, and frankly, most people apply makeup to get rid of shine. Solution b also doesn't work as well when you're lighting light and dark skin in one frame, because you probably want the lights in a different spot to get shadows versus highlights - if you've got a ring flash, you're golden but otherwise not so much.Solution (a) brings up a shiatstorm of whitewashing.So yeah, outside the studio it's a lot easier to control lighting than oil up someone's face for photos./and this doesn't even go into the issue of print media color gamut, because you reach a physical saturation point with paper and ink.
JohnCarter: My camera owned slaves, keeps taking photos of Confederate monuments, and is constantly booking travel to Lexington, VA in order to visit Lee's grave.We are planning an intervention
Russ1642: ManRay: For farks sake. Cameras are "biased" to expose for 18% grey. Anything outside of that is going to be under or over exposed unless the photographer knows what they are doing. I'm pasty white and am constantly blown out in photos, especially ones with a flash. Get over it.The masses think that any need to adjust a picture afterwards is a failure of the camera. What they don't realize was that it was always done during film processing. In the digital age they don't realize that the software built into cameras can't make corrections based on context and content.
cwheelie: Speaking as a pale blotchy white guy, the camera IS NOT my friend. It, in fact, actively loathes me.I took a good picture once - it was early evening, with the sun behind me and slightly out of focus. I looked good.
catzilla: Tattoos are racist too.
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