Strobist: Amazing control over specular highlights

In a recent post on his blog, Strobist David Hobby explains in his usually detailed and precise way on how he got a great portrait of a dark skinned person using specular highlights.

The amazing details he gives reiterate the fact that for a light colored Caucasian skin needs diffused highlights while a darker skin needs more specular highlights.

His post here explains how he got the perfect balance of exposure on this lady with a dark skin, who was wearing a white shirt and was exposed against a white background.

Image of Radiance by David Hobby
Image of Radiance by David Hobby