November 23, 2009

5 Mistakes Retouchers Hate! - Episode 4

Oh how slowly they learn. After taking excessive measures I have finally been able to convince Michael of his mistakes. He's fine...recovering from his dehydration and allergic reaction to the duct tape quickly...he should be up and running in the next few days. Granted the Doc did say his lip swelling will take a little longer, thankfully he loves drinking soup through a straw!

In all seriousness these 5 errors are easily corrected during the shoot. STOP BEING LAZY. Digital has helped out in many positive ways, but the biggest con is how lazy photographers are becoming. I don't know how many times I have heard "I'll fix it in Photoshop", well I say...screw you take a good picture!!

Example pictures after the break!

Blown highlights!!! Come on you have a Histogram...use it!!!

Clone the entire's five bucks go get a yellow shirt at Wal-Mart!!!

Really!! This works toes look AWESOME!!!

Look at all that black space to the right of her head...could've gone there..but you didn't!!

Need I say more!!! WTF!!!!

So, lesson lived...lesson learned!! Moral of the story, don't be lazy...remember the film days!!!


  1. Excellent episode! By the way, is this how the pictures come back to the photographer? :)

  2. Yes, when they keep bringing them to me with these errors, that's how they get them back!!!