Fashion photographers must be as good in retouching as in handling the cameras.
As a fashion photographer, the retouching process is inevitable. Imperfections will have to be eliminated to make the photos look as smooth as possible. Just being able to handle the Camera as a seasoned photographer and professional are not enough. Having fast knowledge of everything that brings the photo to life will undoubtedly increase your credibility in the industry.
Every fashion photographer gets to a point where doing retouching on a professional scale will become a must. I noticed that many people think that retouching an image is photoshopping the image to a point of impossibly perfect. Contrary to popular belief that is not what a professional fashion photographer aims to achieve.
Why retouching is a must
Fashion photography is all about bringing the picture to life while the model and clothing gets the attention it deserves. Every fashion photographer’s main focus should be on making the shot as perfect as possible. Even though every fashion photographer aims to achieve this, it is not easily done. Many factors contribute to the fact that a picture may need a little retouching.