The vast majority of portraits you shoot will involve at least a small degree of retouching to create a finished image, and there are a lot of places where things can go awry. This excellent video tutorial will show you five retouching mistakes portrait photographers make and how you can either fix them or avoid them completely.
Coming to you from FJH Photography, this awesome video tutorial will show you five retouching mistakes portrait photographers make. By far, the most common I see is simply overdoing the entire edit, causing the subject to look artificial. This is something beginner and experienced photographers alike can fall prey to, particularly since in retouching, we often work at a highly zoomed-in level, which can make it difficult to keep track of how the overall image is developing over time. A simple way around this is to simply make a habit out of zooming out every few minutes to keep an eye on things. When you are done with an edit, step away from your computer for a few minutes to reset your eyes, then come back with a fresh set of eyes to evaluate it one more time. You'll often end up dialing things back just a little. Check out the video above for the full rundown.