I see.

So you don’t need a retoucher…

As an advertising photographer, I have a responsibility to my clients to make sure the images are perfect. Of course great care is taken to get the highest quality image possible in camera. But as anyone worth his salt can tell you, sometimes that’s only the beginning. Lens choice, lighting, styling, interaction with the model or models, scene selection are all key elements. However, post-production is critical to making a solid image into a brilliant one. In some cases it can be just that “something” that solidifies the photo in the viewer’s memory instead of just another passing glance.Aiyana Tattoo

Fashion and beauty photographers rely heavily on retouchers to make flawless skin, and perfect hair. Architectural photography, table top product photography, food photography and catalog photography all use post-production work to make sure that the subject looks better than real life. In today’s market, this applies to nearly ever application of image-making. A healthy dose of pixel-pushing makes all the difference. This can take a simple shot of some make-up and turn it into a magazine ad like magic.
Mac Cosmetics ad by Justin Sullivan Photography

I’ve been photographing new portfolio pieces for a lot of models lately, and retouching is absolutely crucial to making their photos stand out and give them an edge. Good isn’t good enough anymore. Photographs today have to be better than good. If your model is having a bad day with her skin, it’s absolutely necessary to make her look her finest despite it all.
Justin Sullivan Photography Custom Retouching
For high level retouching, one should expect about two hours of post production per image. For rates, and more information, contact me at justinsullivan@gmail.com

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4 responses

  1. Looks good dude glad to see new stuff man keep it up I want to see more. How’s Reno? LA is slow as shit right now. oh well.
    Yours in Christ,
    Dr. Dick Storm MFA, PH.D blah blah blah ESQ.

    November 27, 2008 at 4:06 am

  2. Have you checked out photoshopdisasters.com ? There are some pretty decent blunders on there most of the time. I think you’d get a kick out of it.

    November 27, 2008 at 5:45 am

  3. justinsullivan

    Thanks Derek. I’m doing fine. Just staying on my grind. Keep sharp.

    @mike

    I’ve been there before, but thanks for the reminder. I just went back and killed 20 minutes and good a good chuckle. 🙂

    November 28, 2008 at 9:05 am

  4. Great work on the picture. I imagine will take at list that much time.

    December 4, 2008 at 2:44 am

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