Forums > Model Colloquy > Do you edit out cleft chins?

Model

Bella Argueta

Posts: 3

Washington, District of Columbia, US

If you do, what about them do you not like? I've had some photographers go HAM and just smooth out the entire butt chin (lol), others just soften it, and some leave it alone. It makes me look like an entirely different person without it. But my main question is if a lot of photographers just don't like the way it looks and why? Would it be weird for me to ask them to not touch it? Because I like my chin, and it makes me "me"

Thoughts?

Oct 30 13 04:40 pm Link

Photographer

AD Leckemby

Posts: 359

Early, Texas, US

I wouldn't edit it out.

Oct 30 13 04:47 pm Link

Model

Isis22

Posts: 2567

Muncie, Indiana, US

I have a very prominent cleft chin. I have not had it edited out but most of the photographers I have worked with don't edit. I think I would be upset if someone Photoshopped it out because I would look weird without it. I like it. I'm not even sure if I could use photographs of me if I didn't have it. It would look too weird, like it wasn't me. Some poses and lighting feature it and well, some don't. Maybe you can ask the photographer how heavily they edit normally?

Oct 30 13 04:48 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12827

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Sounds like a photographer problem, most of the agencies I work with like it.  It's something to set that model apart and different, granted that is the agency fashions and beauty world so maybe it's different for glamour??? I can't imagine doing it myself.

Oct 30 13 05:02 pm Link

Photographer

Lucent Impression

Posts: 11

Houston, Texas, US

I wouldn't make too much of it.  From what I see in your portfolio, your cleft is not as prominent as many that I have seen.  You see your face every day, the photographer does not.  To you it would appear very noticeable if it was not there, but a photographer who just caught a piece of shadow from it might think it is just another of the many skin corrections that he does all the time.  To answer your question, I do not edit out features of the face, but edit blemishes, scars, etc. as normal practice.

Oct 30 13 06:25 pm Link

Photographer

907Benjamin

Posts: 1712

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, US

i have when asked, but generally i don't

Oct 30 13 06:30 pm Link

Model

Eugenya

Posts: 1103

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm personally very proud of my chin dimple!  : )

Oct 30 13 07:04 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36702

Columbus, Ohio, US

Hell no.

Oct 30 13 07:18 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

I don't see a butt chin in your port! Did they seriously all edit it out? lol i like butt chins, i think they're sexy.

Oct 30 13 07:39 pm Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 36708

Boston, Massachusetts, US

My chin was edited in the beauty shot that I have in my portfolio. I have a small cleft, which was removed in post. A few people have smoothed out my chin cleft, but I never considered it significant enough to think much about.

Oct 30 13 08:16 pm Link