About My Business Portraits Retouching

Business Portrait
Subtle retouching merely enhances the positive in your business portrait. You look like yourself on a really good day.

Many photographers outsource their retouching, and the results can be awful, because speed is paramount for retouching services and they employ global filters or heavy-handed airbrushing that make the skin look like plastic. While this is rarely flattering, it’s especially ineffective for executive portraits of men.

My approach is different. I  work at the pixel level, fixing problems directly and without leaving a trace, before selectively applying very slight diffusion (usually just for women), in a way that beautifies the skin’s texture, rather than obliterating it.

Here’s how I routinely enhance my business portraits, in addition to any specific requests:

  • Even out skin tones
  • Reduce wrinkles, creases, and shine
  • Minimize dark circles and bags under the eyes
  • Eliminate most flyaway hair
  • Eliminate blemishes, cuts, most scars, and some birthmarks
  • Eliminate or reduce razor burn
  • Clean up and brighten yellow teeth and red eyes
  • Minimize the effect of double-chins
  • Straighten ties, smoothen shirts & jackets when possible
  • Remove any dandruff and lint from clothing
  • Darken edges of photo slightly to draw the eye into the image
  • correct and optimize color, brightness & contrast

My retouching is subtle but thorough, and the cumulative effect produces business portraits that are definitely you, now, and looking fabulous.

If that’s not enough, though, I am happy to take it further on request. Just say the word, and I’ll straighten your nose, add some hair, take off some weight…whatever you want. I don’t recommend venturing into complete fiction, but I want you to be absolutely delighted with your business portrait, and using it to promote yourself and your business.