Picture a Day #163, July 8th, 2014
Summer is flying by pretty fast and High Impact Creations has been busy with all kinds of photography assignments from weddings to event coverage. This weekend I'll be working with a Rockford client on a 2015 fitness calendar, the following week kicks off a series of shoots in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois that I'll be announcing in a separate post, then I'll be into more event coverage and high school senior shoots.
This is a huge contrast to the first and much of the second quarter of this year where my schedule was heavily loaded with model portfolio shoots. The difference between a model portfolio shoot and an event shoot, like a wedding or 5k race, or anything of that nature is dramatic as far as editing goes. Whenever I produce a modeling portfolio, each image that I release from that shoot is fully beauty edited. Beauty editing means removing flaws from the skin, stray hairs, sharpening the eyes, adjusting skin tones, and on and on. I will typically spend a minimum of 30 minutes on each image that I produce for a modeling portfolio. Keep in mind that when I talk about modeling portfolio I am not necessarily talking about agency submission photos. Agency submission photos receive very little editing as agencies would rather see the model they are working with rather than the skills of the photographer or retoucher. Sometimes, however, they are one in the same--it all depends on the situation.
So I haven't been spending much time this summer with beauty retouching and I wanted to try out some new techniques. This is a photo of Jada Marie taken during a photo shoot in March. The new techniques I used on her are simply a different way of editing skin than the methods I normally employ--not that there is anything wrong with her skin, but producing a beauty shot means going beyond the simple capture of the camera.
I am posting this image this morning because I had several computer problems last night. While editing this image, my computer completely locked up and I lost part of the work I had done. So I had to perform some of the edits multiple times.
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