My Take on Retouching

Before and after, full portrait
Before and after, full portrait
Before and after retouching,  close up
Before and after retouching, close up

Retouching should look natural. When someone looks at a retouched wedding photograph, they should be looking at a photo that is refined, without massive changes. In this example, Ann is clearly a beautiful lady. Without any retouching, she already looks great!

The following are done to improve the already great photo of a gorgeous bride:

  • Eyes and areas near the eyes ¬†are lightened, additional catch light added to give a sparkle
  • Bags under the eye removed
  • Hairline adjusted for better facial proportion
  • Skin soften
  • Glamour lighting applied on face
  • Dress and flowers adjusted to bring out washed out details
  • Front tooth slightly reshaped
  • Background vignetted slightly

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