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    Where'd the bit about redheads being soulless come from? I'd never heard THAT particular myth before...

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    I would add my voice to the caution over using IR for portraits of red-heads. I have a red-gold haired boy with not many freckles but fair, pale skin - I've taken innumerable pictures of him and his skin tends to marbling effect even without IR film (which I've never used with him) so I'd be wary of its effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Where'd the bit about redheads being soulless come from? I'd never heard THAT particular myth before...
    Ummm - I think it actually came from a South Park episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Where'd the bit about redheads being soulless come from? I'd never heard THAT particular myth before...
    I forgot to say, as everyone knows redheads are special - especially when they turn up in the family when you least expect it (the gene is recessive - my own hair is slightly red but nothing like my son's)

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    I had a whole family of redheads I knew across the alley from me when I was a kid- all three girls, and the mom, were redheads with curly hair and freckles. They had the same street number as us, so we'd sometimes get their mail, and vice versa. It was quite a sight to see all four of them together around the kitchen table.

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    Another thought - if my son were a very freckly redhead (as is one of his best friends) I wouldn't want to 'get rid' of the freckles, as they would be a part of who he is!

    Taking pictures of redheads in colour - the more freckles the better - is very fashionable in the U.K., I've lost count of how many reheaded children I've seen as subjects of winning portrait prizes...

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    It's the revenge of the Celts, 500 years too late! If we can't have our freedom, we'll have all your kid photo prizes!!!!

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    Yep - and I just looked it up on google - 40% of celts (our family comes into that category) carry the redheaded (or is it ginger in that case!) gene.
    Thinks... must take some colour pics before it's too late (he's 9 in the Autumn)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antje View Post
    That is hilarious! Especially the part about the soul. Thanks a million for sharing this!

    Antje
    Finally time to read the stuff on that site properly, not that I'm at home, and now it's indeed more than clear, even without smileys, that this was not serious at all .

    But as TheFlyingCamera already noted: the soulless myth, that's one I've never hear before... I guess, dslater, that's an episode of South Park I've missed.

    As a more on-topic note... thanks for all replies; [i]maybe[i] just as an experiment I might run a roll of SFX through the camera, but in general it doesn't sound like the best idea; quite the opposite:
    (I'm glad I asked .)

    Quote Originally Posted by jd callow View Post
    Shooting red heads , especially those with freckles and blue eyes benefits very nicely from ortho film or pan film with a strong blue filter. This is basically the opposite of an IR film which I've never used on a redhead.
    Thanks John and others for the warning. Too bad I can't possibly lay my hands upon either ortho film or a blue filter before Sunday... Although... Hm, maybe I can borrow a blue filter from a friend...

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    Use an 80a or 80b on pan film it won't work as well as a minus red and or minus yellow, but it will still make the freckles jump and the blue eyes haunting.

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