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Sep 24, 2014 18:07 |  #1

Just curious if anyone has a section on their website that shows before and after photos to demonstrate retouching abilities of your studio. I am rebuilding my website and considering putting this in a section but wonder how others felt about it, or do it. I shppt a lot of middle aged women so I was going to show basic retouching, (pimples, stray hairs, etc.), waist slimming, breast enhancing, taking off 5 years, 10 years, 20years, you get the idea. and other services. Any feelings?

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Sep 24, 2014 18:29 |  #2

I'm a long way off being a pro photographer, but my thought on it, for what it's worth, is that if you're offering that as a service, you need/want to show it really...


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Sep 24, 2014 18:34 |  #3

I have sub-domain set up for my retouching gallery and use a rollover for the before/after shots.


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Sep 24, 2014 20:51 |  #4

D Thompson wrote in post #17175836 (external link)
I have sub-domain set up for my retouching gallery and use a rollover for the before/after shots.

Ah.....Great idea!


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Sep 24, 2014 22:37 |  #5

Nice to see you back no1photo. I remember you from the long running Rebel t2i vs ... thread.




  
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Sep 25, 2014 19:50 |  #6

ryanshoots wrote in post #17176169 (external link)
Nice to see you back no1photo. I remember you from the long running Rebel t2i vs ... thread.

Thanks,

Yeah still shooting with cheap camera but good glass, funny thing is my work still sells and no one seems to look at my camera they look more at my images..LOL,
and still writing the checks, so everything is still right in the world.


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Sep 25, 2014 21:14 |  #7

I would make sure that you are clear to the models/clients that you will be using their pictures for this purpose. While not required by law, it might come as a special kind of shock for a client to find the blemished unretouched version of the picture you took of them on your website. While it is easy to be okay with people displaying you at your best (your finished work), the displaying of how much work it took to make you look like that might be less so.


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Sep 29, 2014 16:44 |  #8

MattPharmD wrote in post #17178023 (external link)
I would make sure that you are clear to the models/clients that you will be using their pictures for this purpose. While not required by law, it might come as a special kind of shock for a client to find the blemished unretouched version of the picture you took of them on your website. While it is easy to be okay with people displaying you at your best (your finished work), the displaying of how much work it took to make you look like that might be less so.

Absolutely, I would never to do that a client, rookie move but thanks for the suggestion.
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Sep 29, 2014 16:52 |  #9

I talk about retouching when I first meet new clients. I'll show them some examples then.


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Oct 01, 2014 07:40 |  #10

I'm using a Wordpress plugin called twentytwenty to compare shots before and after editing (see this link for an example (external link)).

When I first started with photography it always annoyed me to just see finished pictures while reading tutorials. I want to see pictures before the actual editing, it's just way more interesting (for me). But I don't know if this will help you, as I'm only photographing landscapes and such


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Oct 01, 2014 11:37 |  #11

no1photo wrote in post #17175795 (external link)
Just curious if anyone has a section on their website that shows before and after photos to demonstrate retouching abilities of your studio. I am rebuilding my website and considering putting this in a section but wonder how others felt about it, or do it. I shppt a lot of middle aged women so I was going to show basic retouching, (pimples, stray hairs, etc.), waist slimming, breast enhancing, taking off 5 years, 10 years, 20years, you get the idea. and other services. Any feelings?

Thanks,

Greg Apodaca offers some dramatic examples (external link) of retouching.




  
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