clark thomas photographs / nashville

Soft Retouch option for portraits (4 images)

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This “yard worker” portrait was a brutal lens test by my friend Lupe Magana—but a great image for
showing that “light retouching” can soften skin and make certain detail less distracting.

It’s similar to the effect I gave my early darkroom prints, by passing a percentage of the print exposure through stretched nylon. The effect can be appropriately fine tuned for each image, and is now offered as a standard option for all portraits. [9/13]


(wife says I should smile next time!)
and my mom said,
“Couldn’t you do something about your hair?”

And some say... “That’s way too subtle, I’d want more...!” — so watch this surprising video.