I'll take your RAW image through Lightroom or Capture One setting color, exposure, etc. Then a very quick trip into Photoshop to retouch only the most obvious blemish or two.
A full retouch in Photoshop. This includes cleaning up skin, blemishes, minor stray hair, eyes, whiten teeth and removing easy distractions like the leg of a light stand or minor trash in an alley.
I'll do a full retouch, then continue refining the image by doing some dodge and burn, major acne removal, frequency separation to even out blotchy skin. Gentle liquify. Background extensions.
You'll send a Lightroom Smart Preview catalog and I'll go through each image ensuring consistantcy for the entire event.
I'm James, a freelance digital artist and I've been in this amazing industry for 15+ years. Always as a retoucher, sometimes as a portrait studio owner, studio manager, photographer, videographer, colorist and less often as a programmer, teacher, innovator. I worked for a couple of family-owned portrait studios and learned all about lighting, editing, selling and the business of portrait photography. Then I opened a studio of my own, employed four other photographers and edited all of their work. For the last five years I've been totally freelance and have a client list of many dozens of portrait, commercial and wedding photographers.
I live in southern Indiana with my wife and three daughters. Interests include hanging with the family, traveling, reading/dreaming/chatting about business with friends over coffee in the morning or wine in the evening.
My wife and I have a couple of side-hustles. For two years we've owned a coffee roastery serving restaurants and cafes regionally. Also, late 2018 we started www.dewberrydesignco.com, a handmade jewelry company.
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