Retouching Boston executive headshot images

Retouching your Boston executive headshot image is an important step in creating a professional headshot photo.

We did a shoot together and had a great time. You reviewed all your headshot images on your online gallery page and 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
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Remove stray hairs

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Take down any shine on the skin and remove blemishes

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Lighten bags under eyes

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Remove any lint spots on clothing and unwanted wrinkles

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Clean up background

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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 25 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.