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Old 06-03-2011, 08:42 AM
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Pet retouching

Does such a thing exist? Is anyone making of go of it as a business? I see plenty of "pet photographers", so it would make sense that some retouching could be involved.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:46 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

Doug, if you keep on double posting like this I will just have to report you - sorry I just could not resist .

Still interesting question I wonder if I could become a High End doggy retoucher (as oposed to dodgy!!).
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:11 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

We've joked about dog retouching in a couple of shows, but pet owners will pay for rhinestone collars for Fido, so why not some digital drool removal and hair straightening? That yellow crusty stuff in their eyes could be a million-dollar business.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

I've done a few manipulations on pets that were part of the overall image; primarily fixing the closed eyes by cloning in eyes from another less flattering shot, etc.
I have also done "fur styling" where stray fur/hair did not contribute to the shot.

And the weirdest has been faux-coloring fur colors - giving a groomed poodle pink pom-poms on its paws.

But I can't say I've made it a prime service, rather, an addendum to what I'm already working on.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

I've had the chance to do a few fun dog and cat composites!
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

I work full-time for these guys, all I ever do is pet retouching, with sometimes people thrown in the mix. Not a bad daytime gig.

http://www.zoostudio.com.au/gallery/
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:50 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

That is excellent! Do you have a before/after section on the site?
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:59 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

Unfortunately not! I guess as with most photo studios they don't really want to show that side of it, it dispels the illusion.
I can tell you though that most of the work is on the animals eyes and the backgrounds, they generally don't need much done to their fur etc. I might ask at work if it's ok to show a before and after on here.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:34 AM
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Re: Pet retouching

That would be great if they'd allow (might need the pet's parents permission, too).

Is your retouching included in their packages, or sold as an add-on?
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Re: Pet retouching

In a short search for dogs, just to see I found this with your thread in mind....
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