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Suby In The House

The Alakija Fella , SarahLouise & I are putting together a Valentine Portrait Offer for you beautiful folks. Please check out the link for details of this once in a lifetime deal (okay I exaggerate only a tad bit lol). The Studio session is this Sunday 11-Feb-07 in London, only limited spaces left so please, do book in time.

I did say yesterday I may put up a before and after image, well here is one. It's not about photoshoping the image to death, but about bringing out the real natural colours of the image.

Another veiw of a before and after image.

Time to retouch: Approx. 48mins.

I wish there was a science to editing images perfectly or correctly all the time, we seem to sometimes forget that it all depends on what the "retoucher" sees or perceives his aim is when he starts out to retouch an image.

Take this image for example, I could have choosen to remove the smile wrinkle on the right, but choose to leave it in, to me it gives the image a little bit more chararcter, an added edge.

I sometimes get to the end of my edit and totally dislike what I have just done, so then it's back to mthe drawing board.

Words & Photography by Suby

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do.....

"Ars longa, vita brevis

Before & After II

Subysphoto

Suby In The House

The Alakija Fella , SarahLouise & I are putting together a Valentine Portrait Offer for you beautiful folks. Please check out the link for details of this once in a lifetime deal (okay I exaggerate only a tad bit lol). The Studio session is this Sunday 11-Feb-07 in London, only limited spaces left so please, do book in time.

I did say yesterday I may put up a before and after image, well here is one. It's not about photoshoping the image to death, but about bringing out the real natural colours of the image.

Another veiw of a before and after image.

Time to retouch: Approx. 48mins.

I wish there was a science to editing images perfectly or correctly all the time, we seem to sometimes forget that it all depends on what the "retoucher" sees or perceives his aim is when he starts out to retouch an image.

Take this image for example, I could have choosen to remove the smile wrinkle on the right, but choose to leave it in, to me it gives the image a little bit more chararcter, an added edge.

I sometimes get to the end of my edit and totally dislike what I have just done, so then it's back to mthe drawing board.

Words & Photography by Suby

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do.....

"Ars longa, vita brevis

comments (12)

dont see the real photo here at all..
make up art maybe?

Rob
Suby & Sinem: Fair enough, but where do I do most of my work, for magazines and the fashion world, will the unretouched image get printed in a fashion Mag? NOPE. If there is a glossy magazine that prints unretouched images, please pass on the details, less work for me smile lol

Thanks for the comment.

Suby
  • dotun
  • 9 Feb 2007, 01:11
Nice one, I like what u have done here.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Dotun, she was a beautiful modelt to start with smile
  • Abi
  • 9 Feb 2007, 03:29
nice work on the eyes
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro

Suby
I think you've done a great job of not over doing it. How did she feel about this one bro ? Your very much right about magazine images but I wish it wasn't so. Even though I don't like the re-touched eyes you've done a very good job on them. Your starting to fly Suby in your choosen field. smile


J
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Johnny, personally, I would not retouch images to this level, I see a lot of before and after images in the fashion world now adays and this is the norm, open the nearest glossy mag and this is the type of perfect faces you will see time after time. Well thats the nature of the industry I work and so really for now I have to dance to the tunes of the piper.

Suby

P.s
Client loves the work smile
  • Andriy
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 9 Feb 2007, 16:28
Nice job. I personally don't care how much photoshopping you do to the photo to create what you want. You're not in documentary business, end result doesn't have to look like photo at all but it must be tasteful piece of artwork.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Andriv smile I do agree, for images like these which are not geared for press or the documentary field, they do require some level of glossiness which can most times be achieved retouching the image.

Thanks for the vist and do visit again

Suby
again, i think uve re-touched it very well without removing any of the original beauty....
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, It is always interesting the response I get when I put up these before and after images, If I only put up the afters, it's mostly wows, but once you show the original, some just go up in arms lolsmile

Well for me, this is no longer a hobby but a profession where I earn my daily bread from, so for fashion work, I have to produce fashion type quality images.

Suby
Suby, I think that sometimes the adjustment does not improve the original one, and believe that this it is a case of those. wink
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Jose, but please do remember I earn my living from an industry where this is the standard practice. Should I advice M&S when they ask me to do this type of work on an image that sorry "not going to improve the original?"

lol

Suby
If this is for a magazine then I guess it's good since they seem to trend toward unrealistic and the artificial. I kind of like the Dove Beauty Campaign. I don't know if you are familiar with it or not, but it makes a great point about our distorted image of ourselves.

Watch this video on the Dove site and you will see exactly what I mean.

http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/flat4.asp?id=6909

I think it sends a good message about out self esteem issues we have especially our young girls.
Suby & Sinem: Hey Laurie, how you doing, I have seen that advert, thought of putting up the link when posting up this image but actually forgotr smile thaks for putting it up.

Well as much as everyone harpers on about true beauty and all, this is the reality of what we deal with, as I keep saying, when I do fashion shots, I have to adhere to the fashion laws that dictate that this sort of work has to be done on the images, when I work with other genres, I also adhere to whatever rules apply (i.e press work requires extremely minimal edits if none at all.)

I now earn my living not only from the fact that I can take beautiful pictures, but also that I am proficient in the use of editing softwares like Photoshop.

Anyway you have a lovely weekend, and love to the family grin

Suby
  • Intern
  • Chicago
  • 10 Feb 2007, 15:35
Lovely portrait suby...
and although I totally understand your views about retouching in fashion photography ... BUT strangely I love the untouched one more. She looks to have become more alluring with age as a fine wine ... The original makes her look much more interesting and self-confident!
  • solaria
  • NM, USA
  • 11 Feb 2007, 00:34
I have to say, this looks wonderful. Not only do the colors look more vibrant, but her fact looks softer as well.

I found that image post-processing can never be an exact science, because no two pictures are the same. I think that's something to be grateful for, lest our work becomes exactly that, work and rather boring.

Good luck with your shoot!
Suby - lovely as I have come to expect! OK - in a thousand words or less - explain your touch-up.....thanks Suby, always inspirational to view your work!
Lovely. Great retouching - especially with the eyes.

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