Polishing your photos for the world to see is an important step in a photographer's workflow. Retouching can both be a photographer's favorite step in the process or can cause a massive headache. Framed Network has interviewed Fstoppers' very own, Pratik Naik, for their web series of artistic professionals. His work has graced the pages of ELLE, Maxim, Vouge and Marie Claire upon others. Pratik was kind enough not to just give an interview with Framed, but also give the audience a small look into his daily routine of retouching.
He walks you through prepping the model (if you're the one shooting), points on make-up and hair, cleaning up the photo, dodging and burning, curves adjustments, selective color, black and white photo conversion... and much, much more. This interview is a great introduction to high-end beauty retouching if you have considered taking the task upon yourself. It is also a great intro into how some of his one-on-one classes might be like. That's right folks, Pratik, does offer one-on-one training for those serious about wanting to learn more about this craft. We here at Fstoppers are very proud of Pratik and of all of his accomplishments. We wish you a huge congratulations for being featured.
If you're interested in taking a personal class with Pratik you can contact him at: www.retouchingclasses.com
You can view his work at his website: www.solsticeretouch.com/
If you would like more information about Pratik and his work with Fstoppers please visit: here.