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Is this good retouching?

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:54 PM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

maybe she's taking picture of a manequine...or a wax statue..so you don't have to blur it to make it looks like blurred j/k
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:26 PM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

It looks too similar to a photo and also to a painting. I think a bit more to one of those sides will make the differnece between mediocre or good.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:56 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

Did she get that from the wax museum?
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:23 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

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Be aware, she'll come in here and swear up and down that she doesn't blur anything!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe using the dust/scratch or median filters to her is technically not blurring...idk, but I agree with the above statements...her work, while it can be aesthetically pleasing, always looks airbrushed/blurred no matter what she says.

Just my .02 cents.
Just wanted to say the same! I remember that endless thread about all of us being idiots and she is only "smart" in the entire word. And if you can see from her introduction on MM she doesn't share anything. If I were a client I would never contacted her only because of her representation of herself and attitude to the business.
Just my .02 cents
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:33 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

Attitude is a well known barrier we build to protect ourselves from critique and personal insecurities. Anyone who has left puberty behind understands that LOL. I have a model mayhem profile too, so does anyone not lazy enough to create one, and I have people on there that love my work as well. So what?

Does that mean I make $100/hr? Absolutely not.
Does that mean I should have an attitude then? Absolutely not.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:33 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

Awful and fake,

When will everyone learn that this is so over manipulated garbage that gives young girls an excuse to starve themselves.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:40 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

There was an article in The New York Times Magazine about 2 weeks ago: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/fa....html?emc=eta1

Essentially, photographers that know about photography and don't rely on photoshop are getting fed up with American culture of fake, superficial and artificial BS. Like I said in my earlier reply, skin is supposed to look like skin. The fact that we are not perfect is what makes us beautiful, when is this country going to figure that out???
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:03 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

I would say it's very very good photography cheapened by over retouching. It would be much more effective if there was some realism to the skin. Sometimes the thing that separates good retouchers from bad ones is knowing when to stop. It's the small imperfections and quirks that add uniqueness and beauty to images.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:12 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

If it's supposed to look airbrushed, it's fantastic.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:23 AM
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Re: Is this good retouching?

All I see is plastic. Every bit of humanity has been edited out. More what I prefer to call TV Guide retouching.
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