Before and After Retouching – Jessica Michelle Photo – Port Jefferson, NY

Today I wanted to show you all about the before and after of retouching and work that goes into each session with me. After we are all done at your session I go home and upload your images to my hard drive and review them. I use a program called Adobe Bridge, this allows me to see everything in one place next to each other and select the best from each burst.

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Screenshot of a family session. The ones with red are the ones I’ve selected for editing.

After selecting the best I pull them into another program called Lightroom where I make minor ( sometimes major!) adjustments to the white balance, exposure, and colors. Then I export them ready for work photoshop.

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Here they are in Lightroom after making adjustments.

When I open them in photoshop this is where a lot of the work is done. Each image can take anywhere from 5-30 minuets depending on what needs to be done. Usually I don’t do a bunch of editing on images unless they really need it or I have a vision that is to make the image very dramatic. With newborns there is quite a bit of skin to edit and backgrounds to touch-up. With my maternity session I love to make them really dramatic and touching up mommas skin here and there. Below are some examples of where the images begin straight out of camera and the final product. I generally spend about 3-4 hours finishing up a gallery for each session, sometimes even more if the gallery is really large or there are a lot of edits needed.

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Check out more info on sessions I offer over on the Investment page – I can’t wait to work with you!

 

 

9 Comments on “Before and After Retouching – Jessica Michelle Photo – Port Jefferson, NY

  1. Great retouching work! I love your editing style! I really need to work on being more consistent with my style!

    • Thank you so much!! It has taken a while but I finally homed in on my style.

  2. This is such great insight! Really shows how much work is done beind the scenes! Love that you show the full gallery and the before and afters! Beautiful work!

    • Thanks so much Olga – it really is a labor of love

  3. Love! It’s so fun seeing someone’s style unfold with a before and after.

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