Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
... and others get upset if their skin comes out too dark (even when that is the true color). Some people (no matter what race they are) have a mental image of hteirselves that just isn't quite the same as reality.

But one "issue" I have noticed with dark skin is that the contrast can be great due to skin oil or perspiration so attention to lighting is essential.
I think what's often the cause of your last point is the size and distance of the light source. Large diffusion and careful distance consideration can really make a difference.