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Hi and welcome back.

It’s been busy with the holiday so I apologize for not posting at all this week.

Last night I did a headshot sitting with a young model who needed some updated work for her portfolio.

This post is on the retouch.  Digital capture is very unforgiving in that it captures all the subtle details and elements the human eye may miss.

Here is my original shot:

And here is what needs to be improved:

After only maybe 15 minutes in Photoshop, I was able to correct all the things the camera saw:

Then, because she needed a headshot, I cropped this photo to the 8×10 format for her portfolio:

Want to produce better work, take the time to learn a few simple editing techniques in Photoshop to remove faults and slightly smooth skin.  It’s worth the effort!

This shot: Nikon D3, 70-200 vr, 1/125 @ f/5.6

Single SB900 @ 1/2 power, Photoflex Shoot-Through Umbrella, Pocket Wizards, California Sunbounce Micro Mini Reflector.

That’s it for now.

Merry Christmas!!