Here’s our top five list of why, as photographers, we do our retouching in-house:
- End to end Process: We get involved in your image creation from the start of the process to the finalised file. The things you would like to pay special attention to during the photo shoot can be seamlessly emphasised in the retouching. This is an ideal work flow which allows positive details and images that pop.
- Experience: Every photographer at Studio Commercial has an average of 13 years in the field.
- Instant Feedback: Because your photographer and retoucher work in the same studio there is a constant dynamic feedback that can’t be replicated by sending images overseas or across cities. We extend this level of feedback to our clients.
- High Quality: Our photographers are thoroughly trained and we foster a community of knowledge as the latest software and techniques evolve. Check out our retouching portfolio for the proof in the pudding.
- We don’t cut corners: We go the extra mile in our retouching, which is the only way to go for the highest quality images. The last thing you want is for your images to look fake or unrealistic.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Studio Commercial! Let us create your masterpiece in 2012.
Have a great Christmas and an awesome New Years!
Please note, we’ll be closed from Christmas Day to New Year’s: 25th – 31st of Dec 2011.
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Here’s a shot I like.
David and I were on a regular casual portrait session at an office and were shooting away.
I gave the subject a mini break and suddenly saw a shot and quickly pushed the shutter button while he wasn’t aware of the camera.
It is probably a shot hardly no company would choose as a profile image of one of their employees. However I think it could definitely work well in a certain context or in an editorial piece or annual report.
The shot works because of the human being in his suit in the corporate environment is suddenly vulnerable as opposed to being smiling and strong in a profile shot. It sort of gives the corporate world a more human ‘face’.
We had less than an hour before a storm hit our way and we were in the middle of a golf course, photographing the cover for Active Retirees Magazine.
During the shoot, I was thinking about how quickly our hour was pushed into half an hour by the weather.
The client was very driven to replicate the mock-up, which had clear blue skies. I shot according to the mock up first and once I knew we had gotten the image, we quickly moved to a different location so a cloudier piece of sky acting as a backdrop.
I wanted to add some contrast to make the image pop, make it more dynamic.
The sun was hitting the model’s head quite nicely so I used a main light to fill in the shadows. By now the wind was really battling against us so my first assistant held down the lighting equipment. My second assistant held the reflector just hovering over the grass below the dark golf club to fill in the shadows.
I’m really happy with this picture. It was created in half an hour and I feel like it really builds on the concept of a happy, active retiree.
The image on the left hand side is the brief, the image on the right is our final product and the image that ran on the cover.
Want more? Watch the behind the scenes video.
This is what I shot on the long weekend.
Long drive. Beautiful drive. Near Wagga Wagga.
Farm life. Away from the city. Green air and taking deep breaths…
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For those of you that have recently purchased a digital slr, this is a great infograph that you can print out and keep in your wallet for when you’re feeling creative. If you’re thinking about buying a beautiful, bulky DSLR camera and don’t know where to start, this article should help.
Miguel Yatco, the photographer that created this graph told My Modern Met “The main reason I made this infographic was so that I could help beginners get a better idea of how the manual mode of a camera works, although it takes awhile to get used to, this infographic will hopefully give you a smoother transition from auto to manual.”
Let us know how you go!