I get asked a lot about the retouching of my headshots and I also get asked if people can have the RAW or unedited photos from a shoot. I wanted to write this little post to provide a little more information as to why I don't give out unedited images and what goes into making a unique Tyler Alberti headshot.
First and for most consider this; Would an architect deliver unfinished house plans to a builder and say here you go, enjoy? Or would a graphic designer deliver artwork to a printer without any of the text/content? No, the same thing applies to photography, and my headshots have a unique look and feel to them that I am happy to put my name on.
So take a look at my sample images below, on the left you can see my straight out of camera image or RAW file and on the right you can see my finished and retouched image that I would deliver to the client. I won't go into how I do my retouching but the image below was worked on in photoshop for about 15 minutes and every single image that my clients choose as part of their package will get this same retouching applied!