Crop till you Drop – Retoucher’s speciality
Here is a great example of an image that needed the right crop to give it the right feeling. One of my strengths as aretoucher, is knowing what, when and where to crop. There actually is a lot of psychology behind retouching; cropping is one area it definitely comes into play. The before image on the left was originally from the chest up, (thought you cannot see in the before). So, with that being said, after it was retouched and color corrected, it need more, it wasn’t evoking the energy I wanted. The crop brought out the feeling I was hoping for, if not more! I wanted the image to feel positive, tranquil, confident, yet approachable.