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Retoucher
MMRetoucher
Posts: 210
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


I think I am ready for another port critique. Check out my photos and let me know what you think?
Mar 27 13 05:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Thomas Lester Photo
Posts: 12
Jacksonville, Florida, US


Hmm...  almost across the board, I like the before's better than the after's.  When their eyes are open, you gave them vampire eyes (pure white eyes) and in some cases didn't do a good job staying in the natural shape of the eyes.  In many cases the cloning or healing looks very obvious.  Several of the images your over all toning has caused highlight details to be lost. 

As a photographer, I would not hire you based on this portfolio. 

To your defense.... good retouchers are hard to find.  Really good retouched images shouldn't look retouched until I see the original.
Mar 31 13 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
MMRetoucher
Posts: 210
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


Thomas Lester Photo wrote:
Hmm...  almost across the board, I like the before's better than the after's.  When their eyes are open, you gave them vampire eyes (pure white eyes) and in some cases didn't do a good job staying in the natural shape of the eyes.  In many cases the cloning or healing looks very obvious.  Several of the images your over all toning has caused highlight details to be lost. 

As a photographer, I would not hire you based on this portfolio. 

To your defense.... good retouchers are hard to find.  Really good retouched images shouldn't look retouched until I see the original.

Ok I am still working on getting better. Thanks so much!

Mar 31 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Thomas Lester Photo
Posts: 12
Jacksonville, Florida, US


No doubt.  Don't take my comments as a bad thing.  Take it as a photographer's perspective.  I SUCK at retouching.  I almost always outsource it.  So, you are in a good market.  Keep it up.  Practice, practice, practice.
Mar 31 13 01:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
MMRetoucher
Posts: 210
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


Thomas Lester Photo wrote:
No doubt.  Don't take my comments as a bad thing.  Take it as a photographer's perspective.  I SUCK at retouching.  I almost always outsource it.  So, you are in a good market.  Keep it up.  Practice, practice, practice.

Ok thanks. I appreciate it.

Apr 01 13 09:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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