Apr 04, 2014 10:46 as a reply to @ post 16807741 |
Joined Sep 2011
Location: The Great White North
jbsg02 wrote in post #16807741
Every shoot is going to be different, not every shoot will require meticulous retouching or styling. I may find that I like my own edits more than an outsourced one, it's about delivering the best product I can, whether someone else was a part of it or not.
How about this...
Cream of the Crop
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Racine, WI
Check out Peano at Radiant Pics. He's a brilliant retoucher, the examples on his website don't do justice to his skills. He used to be very active here and other sites like ModelMayhem and DPReview Retouching but it appears he's recently deleted most of his online presence.
jbsg02 wrote in post #16806526
I'm doing some wedding and bridal stuff and although I think I do a pretty good job in post, I'm curious about having a true photoshop expert retouch and edit a few images for my portfolio to really make them stand out
Beware of DOUG
Gallery: 165 photos
Joined Jun 2008
Location: My PIN is 46064
1 more vote for Peano from me.
Joined Mar 2012
gonzogolf wrote in post #16807428
So you have no problem misleading potential clients?
Was it misleading when we used film and a pro lab to make the prints?
Cream of the Crop
Gallery: 1 photo
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Merseyside, England
Of course not, so long as the same standard of prints was provided to the client. If you used an expensive hand printing service to produce top quality prints for your portfolio, then got the clients prints done at the local Walmart, it would be misleading, yes.
Not if you were delivering prints of equal quality to the client. But with that said I don't feel that the two are directly analogous in that the range of corrections available with from a skilled retoucher via Photoshop is greater than those available from a pro print lab.
If you're seeking retouching to provide something beyond what you can do, offer it as an add-on service and credit the retoucher. If you're simply relieving workload and having work done that you can do, different story.
Joined Feb 2008
Joined Mar 2014
Maybe I need to clear this up. Anyone who shoots a wedding doesn't do a meticulous edit for each of their few hundred images. You pick the few best ones and make those what you might consider "the signature shots" of the bunch. Like I said, I do a pretty good job in post, better than most, but was looking to find someone with a real talent to take those few images and see what they can do. If I liked it and thought it really enhanced the image, I would continue using that person. If they didn't seem to be any better than my own, just different, that's another story.