Photo portrait Portrait photographer Daniele Giguere
Professional portrait and special event photographer in the Quebec area

Retouching and treatment services

Digital photography has brought back the instantaneity of the old Polaroid camera’s with unlimited possibilities of retouching and enhancing the original photo. That single fact changed our visual culture especially felt in the beauty and fashion industry. Nowdays, images practically always undergo a basic treatment that includes adjusting the colour balance, contrast, saturation and minor retouching of the skin.

More important retouching like the removal of undesirable objects or phone cords in the case of a shot of a room, the elimination of scars, cellulite, rolls and wrinkles on a face can entail a considerable amount of time and extra cost could be applied.

Example 1: (see the before and after by going over the photo with your computer mouse)
The challenge in the case of this photo was to keep the texture of the skin but harmonize the skin tone, lighten the wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Open pores and the shine on the cheeks and nose were corrected. The white of the eyes were lightened mostly by removing the traces of the contact lenses. Flyaway hairs were also erased.

Retouche example 1

Example 2: (see the before and after going over the photo with your computer mouse)
A highkey treatment has been applied for this photo. It involves desaturation and reducing the details of the skin tone without touching the mouth, eyes and nose. The blue background and the hair was saturated and darkened to accentuate the fairness of the skin. This strategy gives a bright luminous porcelain skin effect and allows the expression to stand out in a striking way.

Example 3: (see the before and after by going over the photo with your computer mouse)
This is an example of a radical treatment. It’s actually a combination of the original colour shot that was first saturated and a black and white version of the same frame. I kept some of the colours of the machinery and the ramp and boosted the contrast heavily.

Example 4: (see the before and after by going over the photo with your computer mouse)
This was an exceptional shot of a dancer’s jump, but it was shot just a couple of inches too low, therefore, the tips of the fingers were missing. Getting a perfect photo of a perfect jump is so rare, that I thought it was worth trying to find fingers from another shot and flip them around, stretch them, and rescale them to make them fit the rest of the hand. The whole top of the frame and half of the fingers were reconstructed. The color, density and contrast was adjusted as well.

Retouche 2