My DD always looks washed out when we do outdoor sessions. I have uses multiple photographers and color schemes (clothing) and get the same result. She is VERY fair with light blonde hair.
Is there any technique I should suggest to photographers before a shoot? This last photographer will not charge for the re take, but it feels like such a waste of time for every one (Me, DD, our manager and the photographer.)
I shoot fair skin actors all the time and it is tricky, but a good photographer should be able to adjust for that, there is no excuse for a washed out headshot. As far as talking to a photographer, I would not like it if someone tried to tell me a technique for shooting them, I would prefer to be told that this has been an issue with shooting in the past and a concern so that they are aware and can make sure it's not a problem. A good photographer has to be able to adjust and light for ALL skin tones, so check their gallery and meet and chat with them about the issue before you spend more money on the shoot.
Hope that helps
Headshots Los Angeles
I agree with Joanna -- it's not your job to tell the photographer what techniques to use. That being said, you might want to find a photographer who does more than just use available light even when shooting outside, since fair skinned-children will often look washed out unless you use very soft, directional light to create gentle shadows. This is often difficult to obtain using just sunlight (unless you get lucky and have a perfect day with just a thin layer of clouds diffusing the sunlight).
If you're shooting outside, it's the photographer's job to be prepared with the right tools to make the photo look good.
sounds like you should hire a photographer.
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