Photography, Photo Retouch & Manipulation & Restoration,Graphic Design
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Hi! I am a photographer and a self taught retoucher. I graduated the cinematography academy from Bucharest, but I am passionate about photography. I mainly take product, fashion and travel photos, I can retouch, manipulate and restore images, process raw files, batch edit, remove backgrounds professionally, I can make various designs, such as posters, brochures, flyers, etc.
I also took make-up lessons during college, and I believe that basic make-up knowledge is essential for retouching portraits. Quality retouching should look like flawless make-up, especially in beauty shots.
Here are some of the clients that I currently work with via oDesk:
-Restoring old photographs for www.vividrecollection.com
-Editing weddings (RAW images processing and retouch) for www.amyannphoto.com
-Retouching fashion and beauty images for www.khairmax.com
-Photographing and retouching products (work in progress) for www.monellina.it
Here are some links to my photography portfolios:
My gears are a MacBook Pro, Wacom Intuos graphic tablet, a Nikon D7100 and a light tent. I use Photoshop CS6. Lightroom 5 too, but not as much as Photoshop.
Every image that I edit gets the same treatment as my own images: care, respect and attention. Being a photographer also (since 2009),I will get the best out of your photos. I can also follow exact instructions whenever the case.
I am eager for new challenges and I am also a fast learner. The contractors from oDesk certainly offered me some big challenges which I successfully overcame.
I like to keep a close contact with the contractors. Immersing myself in the project and having a strong understanding of it, helps the quality of the result.
A mention that I have to make about my work flow is that I always review my work. If it happens that I send the work before getting to review it due to the deadline and if I happen to find things to adjust, I will send again the corrected images after discussing the matter with the client. There may not be corrections that the clients need, but correction that mark my work as an editor, and of course, corrections that raise the quality of the image. I'm saying all this because I strongly believe in an honest relation with the client and in delivering irreproachable services.
I participated in 3 small photography exhibitions, and another one is expected within this year (2013). I taught photojournalism for high-school students within a special program initiated by Active Watch (the media monitoring agency in Romania). I got some pictures published in the "Jurnalul National" and "Cotidianul" newspapers and others smaller publications. I also created posters for few events. As a previous job, before becoming a freelancer, I worked at a well known luxury fashion store (www.fashionvictim.ro) where I retouched the photos, wrote small fashion articles, advertised their products (image collages and such) and managed their Facebook page.
I am also an entertainer, and I hope I'm not known just because I am a girl (and not a boy) who makes jokes :)) (www.facebook.com/EAPunsPics - most of the jokes are in my native language)
Thank you for your time!