Suby & Sins House

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We get asked more than ever for before & after images.
This was an image taken during a tutorial session with the lovely Toni about a week and a half ago.

We always say, how far one wants to go with an image is down to the photographer. The main thing is starting off with a good well taken composed image. As some say, "it's not the tool. but what you do with what you have that counts".  We find ABSOLUTLE NOTHING wrong with the original image, yes we could have stopped there and presented the original as the finished product, BUT that's not what OUR photography is about.

This is because not only are we photographers, we are retouchers. 

Understanding the basics of photography and retouching (if that's also your poison) is extremely paramount. 



We definitely are still Suby & Sinem - Creative Photographers

"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"

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We get asked more than ever for before & after images.
This was an image taken during a tutorial session with the lovely Toni about a week and a half ago.

We always say, how far one wants to go with an image is down to the photographer. The main thing is starting off with a good well taken composed image. As some say, "it's not the tool. but what you do with what you have that counts".  We find ABSOLUTLE NOTHING wrong with the original image, yes we could have stopped there and presented the original as the finished product, BUT that's not what OUR photography is about.

This is because not only are we photographers, we are retouchers. 

Understanding the basics of photography and retouching (if that's also your poison) is extremely paramount. 



We definitely are still Suby & Sinem - Creative Photographers

"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"

comments (8)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Jun 2009, 07:48
holy toledo, massive difference, it must be time consuming process though
Suby & Sinem: LMAO, it does normally take a bit of time and paying a lot of attention to tails.
Very good processing!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Della, always fun to do such work :d
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2009, 12:04
Big difference but I have to say the skin tones in the original are much more pleasing and natural to me. The after seems a bit on the green side. I do like the deeper blacks in the after image and the way her eyes, lips and teeth pop in the after image.
Suby & Sinem: Understand where you coming from Laurie, but you know us, we dislike the red tone for skin, just does not work for us smile Green (quickly runs to 3 other monitors to check....) not seeing it sad
  • Toni
  • London
  • 2 Jun 2009, 12:07
*angry face*
Suby & Sinem: Wonder why grin
It's true the re-touched version is better, but your advice about starting off with a good well taken and composed shot is spot on
retouchers!!!
nothing wrong with the original but the retouched version just seems softer
  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Jun 2009, 17:40
You know, i've been asking myself when we cross the line btw being photographer and graphic designer or retoucher as you guys put it. Great work and pls more advice to people about starting with a good photo. Sometimes we get lazy and think we can just create stuff from a terrible photo.
Many things got improved but some got worse too :-(
- I prefer the warmth of the first one (though it is a bit too red)
- the highlight under her eye at the right got much worse

What is really improved to me:
- skin is better (more smooth)
- t-shirt is more black
- background is darker and colder
- eyes are a bit better

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