Just a quick post today. I’ve been processing portraits from the Gala Event Shoot and it has been going pretty well. I’m spending about 10 minutes per image, which is about normal.
One of the things I love about portrait photography is helping people look their very best. When we look at someone during the normal discourse of conversation it is a constantly changing image that we perceive. We rarely if ever notice the out-of-place hair or the blemishes we all have or up turned collar. We take in the whole environment and our focus is not about attention to detail on the person we are interacting with.
When you capture a person’s image it is frozen in time and that is all you have to look at. I have seen things in a photograph that I would have never seen in casual conversation. Since it is such a focused and frozen image of a person I believe that minor enhancements are warranted to help make the person seem appear more as they do during normal interaction. In other words diminish the things that would detract from the image and improve those areas where possible to enhance the over all experience.
I’d be interested in your thoughts about “retouching photos.”
Enjoy your Thursday. Thank you for stopping by and be careful.