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Old 04-01-2006, 10:43 AM
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:10 AM
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Maybe it is just me, but I am feeling a bit paralized by the not glamour but retouch but still a snapshot thing. Wondering what would be appropriate to do with the pic. Would love to hear everyone's opinions on this.

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Old 04-01-2006, 12:29 PM
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I wish someone could translate this to an understable english:

"The goal is to just make it more flattering while keeping the snapshot look"

What does mean "more flattering", this is the base of the contest, but I don't know what to do.
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:00 PM
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Further clarification coming soon...
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:03 PM
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Seems like definition time comes around again....

As I see it a GLAMOUR retouch uses the original image only as a base, nothing guarantees that the final image will look anything like the person in the original shot - so everything goes. The only thing that matters is the final image produced, there is no need to fairly represent the subject.

For a portrait that is not glamour, the best word we've come up with (up to now) is PORTRAIT retouch. With this you must respect the initial subject.
You may make some improvements here and there but anyone who looks at the final image should recognize (without doubt) the original subject.

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Glamour: Final image is everything;
Portrait: Semblance to the original is obrigatory, improve as possible.

T, I was trying to help. If I got it wrong - just holler, OK?

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Old 04-01-2006, 02:04 PM
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Ro, I would totally be on the same page as your except for the stipulation that it must still look like a "snapshot". Portrait to me says professional and professional to me does not say "snapshot". This may be just me. But, I am patient. I will wait for further clarification.

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Old 04-01-2006, 02:17 PM
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Spot on!

Thanks Rô!

(I was running my page long explaination by Doug, but I like yours better...short and to the point)
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:34 PM
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Thanks TPaul and Ro! The clarification is very much appreciated.!


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Old 04-01-2006, 02:58 PM
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To me it means, make her look more photogenic. Make the image look like a non-pro, snapshop pic but make it so the picture is flattering to the subject.

The poor kid's got spots, teenage greasy skin, eye bags, her hair is tied back scruffily, her bra straps are showing and someones shoved a camera in her face . It doesnt mean she's not a pretty girl - but this picture probably isnt one she'd want shown around school

My interpretation of the breif is to make the picture look like a realistic snapshot (no arty stuff) but addressing the 'non-permanent' flaws on the subject.
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:23 PM
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A little more clarification

Sorry to be painful but would I be right in saying that applying makeup and giving her a bit of a hairdo is acceptable but giver her a nose job and lipo is not... that's how I see it. Yes? No?
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