Behind the scenes of photo retouching

Ok, friends, let’s talk about retouching.

Otherwise known as “Photoshopping”, “air brushing”, “social media filters”  … whatever you call it, the power of retouching photos (when done well) can take a great photo and make it spectacular. 

Behind the scenes of photo retouching

However, if your photo retoucher over-uses Photoshop OR if YOU go a little overboard with the social media filters, it can make your photos look very altered and unnatural. 

Fake, filtered, blurry, over-retouched … these are NOT words you want people to think when they look at your photo.

When it comes to portraits and retouching, I want to make it look like I caught you on your best day. I DON’T want to make you look like a different person. 

Take a look at these images …

Behind the scenes of photo retouching
Behind the scenes of photo retouching
Behind the scenes of photo retouching
Behind the scenes of photo retouching
Behind the scenes of photo retouching

These before and after photos demonstrate the power of SUBTLE professional retouching. This is what magazine-quality retouching looks like.

Behind the scenes of photo retouching

Retouching includes color correction, removing stray hairs, whitening teeth and eyes, reducing shine in the skin, removing blemishes, cleaning up wrinkled clothing, and removing objects from the background. 

Behind the scenes of photo retouching

Professional retouching is always included in my photoshoot package.

When clients look at their photos, I want them to see themselves — their real, beautiful, flawed selves — in their truest form. My job isn’t to create perfection, my job is to capture and showcase you at your best. And to give you photos that you’ll be proud to share.

Behind the scenes of photo retouching

Feel free to leave me a comment – What do you think of retouching? Do you like the idea or is it off-putting to you? I’d love to hear what you think! 

Behind the scenes of photo retouching

About Marcy

Hello, I'm Marcy Browe! I specialize in personal branding photos for business owners and legacy portraits for families in San Diego. I'd love to know more about you.. let's connect and create some magic together!

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