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Old 12-13-2010, 08:04 PM
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Hello fellow RetouchPro members!
Lets gather some good quotations on Retouching. They can be things you heard, saw or your personal thoughts about what we do.
I'll start with the most popular one:

"Beauty is in the details."

I'd be happy if we can all gather a bunch of quotes describing our profession or hobby!

Cheers!
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

Maybe not exactly about retouching, but poignant about this work all the same:

"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
Katharine Hepburn
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:44 AM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

"Actually Retouching is what ? What can not be done while photographing......."
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:42 AM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

Actually I disagree. Retouching is what should have been done during photography but wasn't.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:37 AM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

Thanks for the contributions!

In addition I'd like to say, that retouching is not only to "fix" what haven't been done during the shoot, but most importantly - to add the level of "perfection" that's required by the industry. Maybe that was what *ashphotoart* wanted to say.

I think that retouching is more than just fixing somebody else's mistakes.

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Old 12-14-2010, 12:37 PM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

Quote:
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Actually I disagree. Retouching is what should have been done during photography but wasn't.
Is not always.
it shouldn't be.

Sometimes is a lot more than that

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Old 12-14-2010, 01:01 PM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

"You can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear"
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:57 PM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

how about some quotes from our clients too?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2a8TRSgzZY

sorry a little OT...

--shift studio.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

Sure, as long as they are relative to retouching
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:38 PM
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Re: Quotations on "Retouching"

What's wrong with augmenting reality? If you are not happy with the truth, then change it I say (at least photographically speaking of course). Even Ansel Adams dodged/burned and other things with his negs. To me, what comes out of a camera is the capture, but what you retouch is the art. Not all will agree, but this site is called RetouchPRO, so hopefully everyone here agrees with me.
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