OOAK Leaf (retoucher)
Photoshop Wizard / Lampeter, Ceredigion, United Kingdom. (Map)
Alternative, Beauty, Body Paint, Bondage, Commercial, Cosplay, Dance, Erotic, Fashion, Fetish, Fitness, Glamour, Landscape, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional, Sheer, Swimwear, Topless and Wedding
I'm also on here as a photographer - OOAK - and additionally as a model - Leaf*
OOAK: I just pronounce my name as 'oak' - but it is actually an acronym, meaning 'One Of A Kind'. It's not chosen to sound pretentious in any kind of way - it just sounded good to me because I called myself 'Leaf' on my model account, and I like a play on words!
Here you may see my before / after images - just click on each thumbnail to see how I have edited each image.
I'm predominantly an artist and have come to photography and photoshop from that angle. My work is a bit different to others because I treat every image like I would a painting. I'm also a perfectionist and every single detail is important to me! :)
I don't have a particular 'style' of editing because I treat each image separately and decide how I will edit based on what I feel from that individual image. Sometimes it's just a case of fiddling with levels etc. Other times I can get really creative. I like to create images that tell a narrative, and a lot of that is down to the editing. Occasionally I do fantasy style editing. But I don't like to over-do fantasy stuff - it really needs to suit the image in the first place. I have a particular way of editing skin that does not involve frequency separation, nor smoothing skin until it looks featureless and like that of an android. Skin has texture and that should be celebrated!
Often I add bits from other images in the set - for example, if I extend the image size so as to change the composition (some of the images below are examples of this). For creative editing, it may be useful to send me other similar images in that set so that I can chop bits from other images and add them together. What may look like a simple image of mine may actually be made up of 10 images or so, all pieced together!
Please get in touch if you'd like me to edit some of your images!
You can either ask me to edit in a particular way, or leave it to me to edit in a style that I think suits.
* Standard editing - adjustments, levels, toning, and basic skin retouch = £5 per image.
I can do bulk discounts for standard editing if you have a set of images and you'd like them edited as a batch with matching colours and tones!
* Creative editing - all of the above plus some fancy-schmanzy stuff - depending on what you'd like = £10 per image.
Bulk discounts may be possible.
* Fantasy style editing - depends on what you'd like, but as a guide - £10 - £50 per image (a fantasy style edit could easily be up to a full day's work, depending on just what you'd like to achieve).
You may send RAW files to me through Dropbox, email, WeTransfer, etc - or on a memory stick through the post.
Depending on when I'm available, edits could be done within a day, but may take 2 - 3 days otherwise. I send social media resized images out as soon as the edits are complete (resized for a variety of platforms), as well as full sized high quality jpegs.
I can provide 1:1 tuition if you'd like to learn how to edit! I use Camera Raw, Photoshop, and Exposure Software (and various other plug-ins too!). I no longer use Lightroom but it's almost identical to Camera Raw so if you only use Lightroom yourself then you will still benefit because nearly all of my basic editing is done in Camera Raw. Tuition is £15 per hour. Please get in touch for more details.
I am looking into the possibility of providing 1:1 tuition via Zoom or similar. I'm thinking of screen-sharing, so you could watch what I do, whilst I talk you through it at the same time. I don't yet know if I have the equipment or the technology available to do this, but if I can, I shall be updating this page as soon as I know....
Coming soon... I intend to use Affinity Photo more so that I can offer tuition using this software in the near future.... I also hope to offer for sale unique LUTs, presets, texture layers, brushes and other digital resources in the future too.... Watch this space!......
I look forward to hearing from you! :)
*My model portfolio is only visible to logged-in members of PurplePort.
For social links etc - please look at my accounts OOAK and Leaf - as I cannot post links onto this account!
OOAK Leaf (retoucher) has 1 references; 1 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.