Retouching Boston executive headshot images
Retouching your Boston executive headshot image is an important step in creating the professional headshot photo.
We did a shoot together and had a great time. You reviewed all your headshot images on your personal online gallery page and have narrowed down your choices. I strongly suggest you ask a trusted family member or friend who knows you well to review your headshots as well.
Many times, others who are close to us can choose that perfect image from the shoot that captured you perfectly. After you have made your image choice to use as your business headshot, it’s my job to make you look your best completing some tasteful retouching to your professional headshot image.
Below is a headshot image of myself. This is how I retouch professional executive headshots using photoshop. My goal in retouching your headshot is to keep you looking natural and professional.
My post production retouching list is simple:
- remove stray hairs
- soften skin, but not overly soft, especially for men
- lighten under the eyes (those damn bags!)
- remove any blemishes
- remove any lint of or distracting spots in background
- slightly brighten the whites of the eyes and teeth, not glowing or unnatural
- color balance over all image
- warm skin tones slightly
- increase the saturation of the whole image a little
- crop as needed
Remove stray hairs
Take down any shine on the skin and remove blemishes
Lighten bags under eyes
Remove any lint spots on clothing and unwanted wrinkles
Clean up background
Smooth the skin slightly
Yes, a good deal of time goes into creating a great professional headshot for you. There is scheduling, lighting set up, processing RAW files, creating a preview gallery online, and post production, including retouching and electronic delivery of your headshot(s).
Having created thousands of professional headshots for small business and corporate clients for over 20 years, I can honestly say that I love making people look good and improving their images and businesses.
Contact me anytime and allow me to create a great professional Boston headshot of you or your colleagues.