Retouching and Editing

We are experienced in retouching for corporate headshots and marketing imagery.  You can rest assured that your image will be technically perfect and you will look your best.  Your images will be finalized on a high resolution, accurate monitor.  Every professional photograph you see has been retouched and edited.  We know all of the best techniques to make your images stand out.  Our images look natural and authentic and our retouching is exactly the way you like it.

Here are some of the aspects of the post-production aspect for business portraits.


Lighten Under Eyes

Reducing dark circles and bags under the eyes is a standard practice for any professional headshot.  This is one area where retouching must be done carefully, in order to keep the authenticity of the photo.  Poorly retouched areas under the eyes are easy to spot and make the viewer question the integrity of the photograph.



Matching Eyes

Almost everyone has a slight eye difference, and sometimes that comes out in photos.  As shown here, it’s possible to match eyes by slightly adjust one eye to match the other.  If this is something you’re concerned about, rest assured we can handle it.


Background Changes

We’ll decide on a background ahead of time, but if needed, the background of your corporate headshot can be tweaked and adjusted after the shoot.  Different colors and effects can change the overall impression and “vibe” of the image.


Remove Spots and Blemishes

Don’t worry if you have any blemishes on the day of your session.  These are always removed in retouching.


Hair Cleanup

We watch for hair during the session to make sure your hair looks perfect.  However, sometimes a photo’s expression is just too good to pass up, but the hair isn’t quite perfect.  Here, we were able to “clean up” hair in post-production to make sure this woman’s hair looks picture perfect.  In this example, we merged the hair from the desired photo with the hair from a separate photo from the same session.


Teeth Whitening

Every headshot we deliver is scanned for any yellowing in the teeth.  We make sure to correct for this on each headshot we deliver.


Tie Adjustments

If requested, tie color adjustments can be performed after the shoot.  Shirt color changes are also possible.

Weight Reduction (by request only)

For those clients that request it, weight reduction via photo editing can be accomplished.  Some clients may be taking medicine that causes temporary weight gain or bloating.  We never do weight reduction without being asked, but it is possible in the editing process.


Dental Correction (by request only)

Occasionally, my clients will request to have adjustment done to their teeth.  For example, we can reduce the length of canine teeth or fill in gaps in teeth.  Like weight reduction, we only perform this by request.


Whatever you decide your image needs, we can work together to make it happen.

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