Hi, is this skin tone ''normal''?
I use a vectorscope but often don't find it completely useful.
Even when I make clearly incorrect hue adjustments, the vector still shows I'm pretty much on the line.
Anyway, probably a thousand year old question at this point.
Any pointers on your skin tone processes would be greatly appreciated.
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I haven't downloaded the original file, but I played with the still photo you posted. I don't think this is a question about "skin tones", but an issue of basic color correction skills and original photography skills. I've attached a correction to the still photograph that is more normalized, basically by just adjusting the black and white levels and gamma curve.
But this is probably insufficient to make you happy. The original lighting does a poor job of separating the model from the wall behind her, and the angle of the light used is not flattering for the shape of her face, making some unpleasant shadows. It's not an issue of "too much fill light", but of facial shadows in the wrong places. It seems you've lit her from camera left and camera right leaving shadows around her nose.
What is difficult here is that this is a woman who will benefit from being lit from the direction of the camera, and possibly a little bit higher than the camera. But that will make it a challenge to flag the light off the wall behind her as she is so close to it. A back light would also have been helpful, but would require rigging it behind her and above the frame as a light stand would be in frame.
In the future, keep in mind wall color and distance from model to wall when scouting locations. In this case, you've literally backed yourself into a corner where there is no easy lighting solution.
And lastly, the big white flower vase on the left of frame is a big distraction from your subject. I think you would have been better off not using it.
I am writing all this not to suggest that you are bad at your job, but really to illustrate that the main issue is not your skills with color correction (though you will probably want to practice this skill), but the solution, in the future, is to think about this situation before you select your next location and set up your lighting.