Finishing Touches - Why Retouching Is Important

What comes to mind when you hear the word “retouching?” Some may think of the overly retouched celebrities on magazine covers and others may think of putting a filter on their photos before posting them to Instagram.  Let’s rid those ideas from our minds for a minute (or forever.) Good retouching enhances our photos without being obvious. We’ve all seen the photos with overly blurred skin or super slimmed down physiques. In this day and age everyone strives for perfection, but our beauty is in the things that make us unique.  Perfection has caused a stigma on retouching that has started an anti-retouching riot. It’s time to take a step back and appreciate the benefits of retouching. 

Retouched Headshot - Los Angeles Actor Headshots of Breanne 

 Before - Unedited Actor Headshot

Before - Unedited Actor Headshot

 Actor - Retouched Actor Headshot

Actor - Retouched Actor Headshot

Zoomed in details of beauty image  - Dre Q Models LA 

 Before - Unedited 

Before - Unedited 

 After  - Retouched

After  - Retouched

Cameras today, with their megapixels and high definition, pick up on a lot of details that aren’t seen in person. Have you ever had your photo taken and you thought to yourself “dang, I look old?” That’s because cameras exaggerate wrinkles, dark circles, blemishes, and other things we don’t normally see when looking in the mirror. Your photos should be a reflection of you on your best day. By removing temporary blemishes and minimizing the exaggerated details, your photos will reflect your natural beauty. That’s the importance of being retouched.

Retouched Portrait/Model Portfolio - Javon 

 Before - Unedited

Before - Unedited

 After - Retouched

After - Retouched