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MMRetoucher

Posts: 210

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

I have been adding new work lately. Please critique my port and tell me what you think.

Jan 01 13 05:06 pm Link

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noel marrero

Posts: 441

Menlo Park, California, US

MMRetoucher wrote:
I have been adding new work lately. Please critique my port and tell me what you think.

Hmm, this is a very beginner port and I'm don't consider myself a retoucher, so I'm sorry if the critique seems harsh, but that's the nature of serious critique.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130101/16/50e3800959d4b_m.jpg
Tone that down a bit.  The skin is orange. 


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130101/15/50e36e04c628e_m.jpg
If you are getting this close up, I expect you to fix the lines of the makeup as well. 


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121231/06/50e19d44e1abd_m.jpg
This one actually looks like a net positive.  I would think about trimming the stray hairs in the face.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121228/09/50dddb13e11cb_m.jpg
You lost the detail in the hair.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121223/23/50d7fe5863bf1_m.jpg
A more reasonable job, but what am I paying for?


Unfortunately I like the originals more in at least half the images.  A few things to consider:
1- Less is more.
2- Get the skin tone correct.
3- It's REALLY hard to touch up a bad image, it will tend to make you look bad as well.  It's much easier to make a reasonable image better.


I understand that you are not looking to make money on this yet, and instead are looking for opportunities to improve your skill.   As someone looking at your port however, my first question is not even skill, but do you based on what you are doing, can I be confident you are moving in a direction I want you to?

Jan 01 13 07:10 pm Link

Retoucher

MMRetoucher

Posts: 210

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

Thanks so much for your critique. I am trying to get better. I will use your advice and do some more photos.

Jan 02 13 04:22 pm Link