My name is Steven Burnette and I have been doing retouching professionally for over 10 years. My retouching work tends to be more on the natural side, humans in images I retouch tend to retain what makes a person look human (I usually keep away from making skin look like plastic, unless the client makes a specific request for that look). The work I do usually range from natural retouch to compositing to conceptual and surreal digital manipulation. I strive to produce work that delivers both quality along with my individual creativity. I also like to work with those who truly appreciate quality and creative work.
I am a Pratt Institute (Class of 2000 - yeah Y2K) graduate, My background is in Art and Design (Illustration and Graphic Design) and this actually gives me an edge over the majority of retouchers. I understand human anatomy, I understand color rationale and the relationship between lights and darks. I understand what makes an image more appealing to the eye. I understand composition and the importance of balance within an image. Most retouchers do not really understand these concepts, they do not see things the way a visual artist would see it.
Through the years I have worked with a variety of people with backgrounds in modeling, acting, dancing and many other individuals who seek something extra in their images (I call it "Digital Magic").
If you would like me collaborate and bring that "Digital Magic" to images, please get in contact with me, also I would love if you would "Like" my Facebook page to follow my work, you can find it here: www.facebook.com/sbretouch
I get a good amount of friend requests and there are a good amount of friend requests that I have not accepted and do not plan on accepting. For me it's not about quantity, but quality. Accepting a friend request is not the same as having a vast baseball card collection for me, I am not in a race to have the most "friends" on MM. My objective is mainly for networking, that can benefit both parties. If you feel that we can benefit each other, please first send me a message, say hello, introduce yourself and let me know your intent, before sending a friend request. If you follow these simple rules you have a far better chance of seeing yourself on my friends list.