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In natural or diffused lighting, photos can often look dull. With the beauty of digital photography today, photos can be adjusted for lighting, such as shadows and highlights, to bring out the best features of a person. Fine lines, blemishes, or imperfections are lessened and features are subtly enhanced. There is often controversy concerning how much retouching is appropriate. In my opinion, minimization of age defining features and enhancement of a person’s strong features often creates a more visually appealing photo without looking plastic or phony.
“Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror. “
– Pamela Anderson
The most prominent features on a person’s face is his/her eyes and smile. The intensity of one’s iris, the flecks of catchlights, and crinkle in ones face captures the person’s character. The brightness of one’s smile or the shape of one’s lips often indicates the mood of the person at the time of the capture–which is why the photographing session should be a relaxed and pleasing experience. A person with a tight or strained expression cannot be easily disguised. It is important to note that even the eyes or smile can be enhanced in post-production (editing) with the use of make-up such as liner, mascara, and lip color, thus promoting a person’s natural beauty or features. It is always best to discuss expectations and special requests from the client during the photo session.
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. “
– Sophia Loren