Why Hiring A Retoucher at Southwest Portraits Is A Good Idea
Photography manipulation has become more popular than ever in recent years. With every man, woman and child able to install tools such as Photoshop on their PC everyone is trying to retouch and improve their own images.
However, the truth is that retouching is an art and doing a good photo retouch will require hands and eyes of a professional. Professional retouchers work in studios with special equipment, tools and most importantly knowledge needed to make your photos look natural, real and perfect.
Advantages Of Professional Retouching
While you may be proficient enough with graphic tools to make slight changes such as removing red eyes or adding bit of contrast, the reality is most of the images I have seen retouched by amateurs came out much less than perfect. Rough edges, smudges and generally sloppy work are often present in such images.
Our Professional retouchers on the other hand will use all our skills and knowledge to make the image seem as natural as possible, and such minor details that may cause people to discover the photo was retouched will not be visible. If you want to make your wedding or vacation snapshots perfect or simply remove something from an image, you should really seek professional help.
What Services Do They Provide?
So what exactly can our professional retouchers do for you? Here is a list of some of the most common photo tweaks that people will ask professional retouchers to help them with.
- Make your photos new: Old photos can have amazing emotional value to us, but as the time goes by they will deteriorate and compared to today’s standards they are really poor quality to begin with. If you have important old photos, a professional retoucher can turn them into brand new by adding color, contrast and all the other elements to make them look like they were taken with a high resolution camera in 2016.
- Remove items: If your photo got photobombed or there are things in it you would like to have removed, a professional can use graphic tools to completely remove the entire object, be it a piercing or a tattoo or even an entire building. Let us know what you would like and we can do it!
- Add visual effects: If you are looking to promote yourself or your business you will often want to add special effects to your photos to make them look glamorous or something out of a fantasy movie. A professional retoucher can help you with whatever you would like to improve on. Adding background special effects is also a common practice, especially for marketing purposes.
- Make you more beautiful: While this may sound vein, the reality is that most of the celebrities are doing it and if a photo of you will go someplace important, why should you not try to make yourself look as neat and pretty as possible. While exaggerating may be bad, doing simple stuff like removing some acne or wrinkles or adding some tone to your face will hurt no one and may help you a great deal in some areas of life.
While retouching images may seem like a minor computer task to some readers, the fact is that it is an art form. Making an old image look new or fixing the tears and bruises of time on a photo will take immense skills and knowledge that most people have no way of obtaining.
If you are looking to get a photo fixed or retouched and don’t quite know how to do it, contact our studio and let the pros do their magic. You will come out with professional looking and beautiful photos at a reasonable price, so there are really no downsides to it. Using this service will give your memories the extra sparkle you want, guaranteed.