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The Portrait Creative Style for Better Skin Tones

As long as we’re talking about creative styles for portraits, there is another style on your a7-series cameras that has been tuned specifically for this type of shooting, which appropriately enough is called Portrait. To set this style on your camera, simply follow the same directions as earlier, except this time, select the Portrait style instead of Black & White. There are also individual options for the Portrait style that, like the Black & White style, include sharpness and contrast. You can also change the saturation (how intense the colors will be). I’m cautious not to over-saturate my images, particularly skin tones, so if I boost the saturation, I only push it to +1, leaving everything else at the defaults. You won’t be able to use the same adjustments for everyone, so do some experimenting to see what works best.

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