Behind the Scenes: Retouching

We receive a lot of questions regarding how we retouch our clients’ images. As mentioned before, we can erase cellulite and fix tan lines. Double chins and bellies can be diminished. However, our retouching mantra is to get it right in camera with good hair, makeup, lighting and posing. Clients are often surprised how good they look in camera before any retouching even occurs.

So what does a photo look like straight out of the camera?

Here’s me.

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Now here I am color-corrected. In other words, my hair and skin matches what you see in real life.

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Next, I erase any funky textural issues, my red splotches and neck wrinkles. (I left my smile lines in because I’m fine with those.)

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Voila, much better.

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Those bags under my eyes due to restless nights taking care of my newborn babies?

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Gone.

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

And what about my clothing wrinkles?

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Poof. They’re outta here. Well, sorta…I could do some more work on them, but you get the point. 🙂

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

So that is my quick retouching edit to show you the work that goes into our clients’ photos before they see them. Hair flyaways are also erased, but my hair wasn’t too unruly in this pic. Good retouching is subtle, in our opinion. We stay away from turning skin into plastic.

Lastly, we add a little extra spice to the photo, which bumps up contrast and color.

Here’s a before and after of the photo.  The left is straight out of camera and the right is after retouching.

portrait photography retouching tutorial example

Want to book a session, but have retouching questions? Email us at info@revealed-studios.com or call us (773) 273-9063. We’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butt Photography – “Because we’re all about that bass…”

Boudoir Sexy Photography: Photo Emphasis on the Booty

Turn on the radio and women glorifying their curves, especially their bums, seems to be the trend du jour. The songs range from cutesy like “All About That Bass,” to the more seductive  “Anaconda.” Boudoir photography featuring the bodacious butt can also teeter from cute to mucho obvious-o. As boudoir photographers, we sometimes feel like we are butt specialists. “Can you smooth my cellulite?” is our number one question clients ask us before a photoshoot. The second one is, “Please get rid of my tan lines!”

In case you were thinking of recording your backside for posterity or for that special someone, here is the “Revealed Official Guide to Butt Photography.” (Please forgive us if it’s a little “cheeky.”)

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1.) We don’t have to take a photo of your bum. Seriously. If you prefer photos of your other assets, no problem. But let’s face it, a lot of men like their women’s backside, so we are often asked to feature it when the photos are going to be given as a gift.

boudoir sexy photography

2.) We are butt-posing gurus. You might feel like you did a hundred squats after the shoot, but we will tell you how to position your body with precision so your legs and butt look sculpted and lifted.

boudoir sexy photography

3.) Lighting or lack thereof makes a world of difference. Depending on each client’s needs, we will also use lighting and shadows to sculpt, maximize or minimize her derriere.

boudoir sexy photography

4.) Have tan lines? No problem. After lighting and posing, retouching is the safety net in the butt perfecting trilogy. We use subtle photoshop to correct skin texture and uneven skin color.

boudoir sexy photography

5.) Shake what your momma gave you. Having fun is the number one trick to making a great photo, no matter which angle is being photographed. Expect lots of music, dancing and goofiness during your shoot.

boudoir sexy photography

 

Feeling like it’s time to strut your stuff? Have some creative ideas for your photoshoot? Contact us today. We’d love to hear from you. 

Beyoncé and Boudoir

What we can learn from Beyoncé

We love Beyoncé! While working on our new studio, we’ve been dancing and singing to her new album, Beyoncé.  While looking on youtube for her new videos, I ran across this older video, Best Thing I Never Had, and was struck how much it was like a boudoir shoot. The way Beyoncé moves her body and looks into the camera is so elegant, sexy and confident. Check it out for posing inspiration.

Behind the scenes boudoir video

Behind the scenes boudoir video.

If you haven’t seen our new behind the scenes boudoir video, you should check it out. We are very excited about this video collaboration with our client, Ms. A, makeup artist, Jaycie Lynn, and Guy Bauer Productions.

Ms. A decided to be photographed by us, because she is finally at peace with her body. We had such a great time photographing this stunning grandma.

Maggie and I are so passionate about our mission to make every woman feel beautiful. From makeup and hair, to clothing and then the portrait shoot, it’s wonderful to see our clients’ confidence grow and their eyes begin to sparkle.

We love making images like these.

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

behind the scenes boudoir video

 

 

Give the Gift of Glamour: You

Give a holiday gift card

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In order to receive albums and prints in time for the holidays, you need to book a Revealed Studios portrait session ASAP. Our November is booking up quickly.

Want to give a portrait session as a gift to a loved one who needs a boost? We offer gift certificates as well, including framed teasers as gifts for those wanting to book the session after the holidays. Questions?  Contact us.

Boudoir for Military Wives and Girlfriends

Military Boudoir Photos for the Serviceman in your life

This real client opens up about her military boudoir session. Ms. A’s husband has served in the armed forces. If your loved one is overseas, a boudoir portrait session is the perfect way to keep the home fires burning bright in your honey’s mind. Contact us to learn about the special products we offer for long-distance relationships.

“All my girlfriends are raving over my pictures. It’s the best decision and money I’ve spent in a long time.”

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Austin, We Love You

Photos of Austin, TX – Our new favorite city

Some sneak peek details from our photo shoot trip to Austin, Texas. Can’t wait for you all to see more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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