Here is a a couple of samples of my portrait retouching.

Not all images need all these changes, my philosophy, when it comes to portrait retouches, is less is more.

I am looking to move my retouching skills forward, but do not get enough images to provide me with enough variety in approach, so I am offering (for a limited time only) a free service for retouching. I am happy to discuss other types of images, but I'm interested mainly in portraits at the moment.

It is ultimately my aim to do retouching on a profesional basis.

I'm sure many of you out there have a favourite portrait image (the kids, old photos of relatives etc.) that you know could look better if only you had the skills or the money to have it professionally retouched.

I won't be doing printing, only digital retouching work.

As I do not know how much of a response I'll get on this, I cannot, at this stage, guarantee how long it will take, however I am likely to work on a "first come, first served" basis.

So, what do you need to do if you want to take up the offer?

To start with you need to send me an email with the image attached. Ideally something no bigger than 1000 pixels on the long side and some idea of what you want done to it so I can get an idea of how much work will be involved.

If you don't know what you want done, that is ok as I'll probably know what to do.

Once complete, I'll send you back a proof to check you are satisfied with the retouch.

Once you are happy, email me the largest image you have and I'll finalise the work.

At this stage if you have a RAW image I'll try and work with that, but I'm not sure I can support all different camera RAW files.

Some (necessary) disclaimers.

1) As I'm doing this for free, you have no redress if you don't like the retouch.
2) I cannot guarantee to be able to retouch any image you send.
3) If demand outstrips my ability to cope, I reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time.

Here is the email address if you want to take up the offer.