I’ve recently sought the services of a retouching artist for my images and client projects and have only one promising lead so far. I would like a few more options. The following is my attempt at retouching this vintage Rolls Royce. I’m not certain how well this retouch would work with a client but after having spent many hours on this, I know it will have to work for the portfolio I’m assembling. [ Most automobile advertisements are created in CGI as opposed to being photographed. ]
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During my quest for a retoucher, I have learned a little more than I already knew about the photography industry, how photographers work with clients and the multitudes of retouchers who use their skills to turn lackluster images into spectacular visuals. There are many levels of retouching – from basic edits like matching color tones, removing dust and scratches to adding lighting using dodging and burning, adding shadows, etc. and then there is compositing where entire elements are taken from one image and are combined into another image – almost like creating an image from scratch. I’m wondering why one would need a photographer for such an image.
If you know of a good retoucher, please ask them to get in touch with me. I’d like to keep portfolios on file for my next client assignments.