Design with Integrity

Photo Retouching

Below are before and after samples of retouching work that I’ve done for myself and other professional photographers. The key element of  retouching is to make subtle, yet effective changes. A photo editor’s work is done well if the one can find no flaw in the photo, yet not realize that any editing has been done.

(Personal photography) This photograph came from a very scratched and dusty scanned negative. Besides the necessary color and density balance, I removed a lot of scratches and dust spots.

(For Janet Klinger Photography) The client loved the expressions on the subject’s faces in this photo, but thought that the object in the child’s hand was distracting. I was able to replace the original hand. This was tricky because of the texture of the mom’s sweater, but I was able to overcome that problem.

(For Janet Klinger Photography) From a series of wedding photos. The client requested a smoothing out of arms and shadows in many of the shots from the ceremony.

(For Janet Klinger Photography) The client requested a basic slimming retouch. I smoothed and slimmed her arms, back and stomache. In addition I retouched the chins of each subject and softened light glare spots.

(For Janet Klinger Photography) Client requested skin retouching for this series of photos. The client requested heavy blemish removal. I produced a result that was free of all blemishes.

(Personal photography) This photo required some minor color and density editing. The client also wanted the scar on her arm removed.

(For O’Connor Photography Studio, Inc.) This image was shot in shadow. I changed the exposure for the subject without altering the background exposure.

(For O’Connor Photography Studio, Inc.) This client requested a basic slimming retouch. Besides basic color and density adjustments, I retouched the subject’s body and face in order for a slimmer look while still maintaining general face and body shape.

(For O’Connor Photography Studio, Inc.) This was a beautiful shot that was shot in bad lighting. I adjusted the density in order to show more subject detail. This required separate density adjustments for the foreground, subject body, subject face, and subject eyes.

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