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.

How Much Does it Cost?

Retouching is included in my comprehensive portrait fee. View my schedule of very affordable rates for corporate executive headshots. See everything that's included, and receive my brochure in the mail.