A lesson in managing client expectations of retouching...

Here is an example of the client asking for a lot without the budget to justify the amount of image editing involved. The pictures show a before and after drop-in to a board room shot. The image was sent back and forth in various states of retouching until the final image, see below, was accepted. However the individual portrait I had been tasked to drop into the shot had been executed under completely different conditions, making the finish incredibly difficult to achieve.

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