Program / Lighting Demo: Photographing Different Skin Tones Together
John Gress
John Gress
Session Time: Jan 17th 8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Location: Maryland Ballroom A, C, 1, 2, 3
Track(s): Commercial, Technique


I have always advocated that photographers should be able to work with any client who comes through the proverbial door. In commercial photography, it’s expected that photographers be able to work with subjects of every skin tone when they’re posing all alone on in a group.
During this class I will show you how to light different skin tones and how to handle challenging situations where you have to photograph a variety of people in one photograph. We’ll start off by exploring how a lighting set up needs to be adjusted to match individuals, then we will apply what we have learned to a situation where we're photographing multiple people, including where to position them according to skin tone and hair color. In the end, you'll leave the class feeling more confident no matter what commissions comes your way in the future.