Retoucher Amy Dresser About The Various Intentions Of Retouching

At Luminance 2012, Amy Dresser, an an industry established retoucher for moret han 10 years, spoke about a range of topics including her relationship with other photographers to the basic principles of retouching.

Albeit personal preference, here is a lot of good information to take from her presentation.  She provides an overview over various roles retouching can play in photography, from the “dusting” that often is required to a minimal extent, all the way to a complete overhaul of the environment.

Other interesting aspects of the presentation is how she talks about the working relationship between various photographers. Though there’s a lot of joking along the way, she gives some great advice and information in a casual manner.