With the large number of third party plugins and retouching software I am seeing a ton of over retouched and glamorized images that might be considered over the top. I’m as guilty as anyone because it is now so easy to do much of the glamor retouching that once took hours of photoshop time and decades of photoshop experience. Software like Adobe Lightroom, OnOne software and Portrait Professional have provided us with sledgehammer techniques where more subtle techniques might be better served.
Saying that – here are a couple of images from one of my recent assignments. I agree a little over the top but in this case we are dealing with a professional model type of presentation and not a soccer mom. Just saying….BL