How to Get Better Work from Your Retoucher

Posted by on Tuesday December 19, 2017 | Business

“Often times, the dialogue that happens between a retoucher and photographer before the shoot can result in a strategy or new idea that can significantly improve the final product,” says retoucher Zach Vitale. He often advises photographers on how to shoot elements for a composite and what variations and exposures he’ll need for post-production to put all the elements together in a believable way. The communication should then continue. If a client asks for a last minute change, keep your retoucher informed, Vitale advises. If the changes are complex, he says, “I set extra time aside for post-production, communicate any potential scheduling issues as a result of it, and bring up any budget issues that might arise due to the extra work. It ends up saving a ton of headaches later on.”

See: “How To Make Your Retoucher Happy

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