Hover over the two pictures below to see how retouching improves your headshots.
Few headshot photographers offer magazine-quality retouching.
Your headshot looks confident, experienced, approachable and well polished overall. But sometimes, the perfect expression comes at the cost of more prominent facial lines. Furthermore, most people have some skin imperfections, which you may want to tone down or diminish before anyone else sees your headshot.
Retouching option at BEAUPIX is unique and higher level than others; you get to see the whole process of retouching performed by the photographer so that the retouching is done to the degree you are comfortable. Our experience is backed by numerous commercial photography assignments for magazines, advertising agencies and other media, and we do not outsource headshot retouching work.
Usually, our headshot retouching is done to a somewhat subtle and more natural side, rather than heavy. In particular, close attention is paid to preserve the natural skin texture when removing blemishes, wrinkles and other areas. Most “headshot photographers” do not have the right retouching skills or outsource this step, and you might notice they make skin look like a plastic bag or unrealistically perfect under-eyes. Our subtle retouching can minimize the distraction and enhance your impression significantly.
Retouching service offered at BEAUPIX is very detailed and customizable. The range of corrections can be applied, but we discuss the strength of the correction to ensure the result is realistic and appropriate for your applications.
- Skin blemishes erased one by one
- Wrinkles lightened line by line (including neck wrinkles)
- Under-eye circles reduced or removed for fresh, healthy look
- Eyes reshaped and made vivid
- Slimming face (cheeks), neck, and arms
- Reshaping chin and jaw lines
- Remove or lighten double chins
- Straightening nose
- Narrowing the forehead
- Teeth color matching
- Clean up other distracting elements
If you have a concern about your skin/face that could use retouching work, please discuss your concern with the photographer during the pre-shoot telephone consultation. Retouching is a very useful tool to bring the picture close to perfection, but retouching is not the solution to all problems. A sign of fatigue or stress cannot be removed completely.
The headshot retouching is usually 120 (120 to 200 range per image for most cases) added to your photo session cost, depending on how much retouching work is needed. The price varies with the degree of wrinkles, blemishes, etc., skin exposures (arms, hands, etc.) and the number of faces per image (if group shot).
Retouching is recommended for actors headshots and publicity headshots, at least for the primary photo. For professional or corporate headshots, if you are primarily using the image for Corporate portrait or LinkedIn bio, the retouching is probably optional. However, if your headshot is used to promote your speaking engagements, publications, or other opportunities, retouching is a worthwhile addition. In all above situations, retouching is recommended for both men and women.