solsticeretouch New retouching work with @bellakotak on her latest piece! She does the compositing and color grading and I take care of the detailing. Love how it turned out! 8h

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solsticeretouch To be or not to be awesome? 14h

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solsticeretouch Brand new tablet and it only took 5 days to get down to the slick surface from the textured one! I'm glad I prefer it otherwise I'd be changing surfaces weekly! What about you? 1d

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solsticeretouch New retouching work for Scott Nathan Photography in homage to someone famous. Guess who!
Credits in the first comment.
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solsticeretouch When you program the lights of your @Wacom Intuos tablet to dance to Daft Punk!
Be sure and tap for sound! And double tap because you love it.
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solsticeretouch I won a new @fstopgear bag, thanks to a recent giveaway contest at @digitaltransitions! This was used on set taking bts shots for @bellakotak! 3d

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solsticeretouch Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday! 4d

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solsticeretouch My new organic house! #allnatural saw this today in Houston! 4d

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solsticeretouch I love writing. My to-do list is all hand written and color coded on a mini spiral sketch book. So naturally, I'm excited about buying new color pens! Do you guys go digital with your list or hand written on paper? #lepen 7d
  •   solsticeretouch @ettvetner - Funny thing is I used to do digital because it felt more professional and clean, but I went back too because it just felt like the better way to go and it was! So much better to do it that way for myself. 6d
  •   solsticeretouch @keenenbrown - Buttons and the pen is different (better), this one also has a wheel if you need it to cycle through layers, or brush sizes 6d
  •   patrickmphotog I write through books upon books. I love my montblanc fountain pen, I feel writing my thoughts and to do list out with it makes me more productive. 6d
  •   keenenbrown @solsticeretouch thanks! I may have to save up for that one. The Bamboo ones tend to lose the "paper" feel of the surface after a while. I like how in the beginning there's some sort of friction between the pen and the surface of the tablet. 5d
  •   solsticeretouch @keenenbrown this one does as well. So you'd have to replace it either way. 5d
  •   solsticeretouch @patrickmphotog that is awesome! 5d
  •   amirnickel nice :D 5d
  •   keenenbrown @solsticeretouch gotcha! But if the pen feels better in the hands specially during those long, tedious days of retouching, I may still invest on this model later 😀 Thanks again for the input! 5d

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solsticeretouch I just found the ninja turtles!! I still can't believe this is in Texas. 1w

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solsticeretouch Have any of you guys tried using the new Macbook for the sake of curiosity? I didn't have fun using the new keyboard. It didn't feel very tactile and would have preferred the previous model. It felt a little harder to press down, making the outer keys less comfortable to use for me. I hope they don't bring it to the pro line. 1w

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solsticeretouch @bellakotak makes a pretty good American huh? Should we keep her here? 1w

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solsticeretouch Amen! Tag someone who you think fights the hardest for the life they've created.
Taken at Manready Mercantile.
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solsticeretouch @bellakotak and I working away at my place, side by side, creating and enjoying the best moments ever. Planning together and enjoying working through the day. 2w

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Normal Pratik Naik
solsticeretouch #wacom party at my house! 2w

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solsticeretouch I've been very guilty of this before, looking for peer acceptance more than what I think looks best. Know your market and shoot for it. 3w
  •   epona_portraits Amen! I've always found it weird that so many photographers spend more time marketing to each other than to their perspective market! 3w
  •   vaibhavgraphy Right on Target @solsticeretouch 3w
  •   solsticeretouch @theadamdillon that's the perfect formula. 3w
  •   mohsintaha Well said pratik. True that! 3w
  •   lisbona.photography Saying this everyday to myself since i started "be better than yesterday and you will not die of envy" lol still struggle a bit, but always sleeping good. 3w
  •   davidjusticephoto I'm not shooting to impress ALL photographers. Just the female ones. I'm okay then, right? 3w
  •   govnojed Actually that's the quickest way to improve if you're a beginner. I guess people who have been shooting for some time can help to guide you. Once you're on a satisfactory level, then do your thing. To break the rules you first have to know them. But I guess what you said sounds good and that's why people like it, not because its the truth. ;) 4d

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solsticeretouch Here's some new commercial work I retouched in collaboration with my bad ass buddy Joey L. (@joeyldotcom)! He shot this wonderful campaign in Mexico for Jose Cuervo! You should see the bts video at www.joeyl.com/onset/dudeswithcameras !
#retouching #bts #joeyl #retoucher #highendretouching #commercialretouching #josecuervo
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  •   kelbpics I think you may have tagged the wrong account for Joey but AWESOME work as always 3w
  •   solsticeretouch @kelbpics haha! Thank you for that, fixed! 3w
  •   learmiller Ugh he killed this shoot 3w
  •   klauspyc Really nice! 3w
  •   karssing That video is so funny! 3w
  •   sammie_saxon_photography Awesome 2w
  •   nickwestphoto Absolutely love the shot and this is a great retouch man, I appreciate how hard that was for @joeyldotcom to capture and he really nailed it with this frame, both the horses expression and the rider.. perfect! I have to say though I think the ad really wastes it's strengths, I feel like they should have either used a crop of the upper half or removed the wall in the full frame, the lower half just appears a little lost/blocky. I guess that was ultimately down to the agency though? Would love to hear your thoughts on this as a retoucher. 2w
  •   solsticeretouch @nickwestphoto I'm not totally sure! I think it must come from the direction of the company. :) 2w

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solsticeretouch New retouching work for @felixkunze, featuring the beautiful @kristinahouserphotography!
What a wonderful team!
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  •   solsticeretouch @fireandjoy she's coming to see me in three days, I'm so excited! 3w
  •   solsticeretouch @paulwarnerphotographer haha! :D Felix is beautiful too okay! 3w
  •   shphoto101 So beautiful! You and felix are a great team! Now serious question, what are you using lately to store and save files? Hard drives you recommend and online! 3w
  •   paulwarnerphotographer Lol pratik! 3w
  •   solsticeretouch @shphoto101 My working files are stored on my main SSD drive, and then each night, synced to an internal Western Digital HD. My computer has slotting bays so I can input up to 5 drives at once. I have two currently and they are mirrored. When they get full, two new ones go in. 3w
  •   shphoto101 That sounds awesome! Yeah I like WD'a products.. I have a 3TB external right now but I need to figure out a system with multiple backup locations! Thanks for sharing! 3w
  •   rrwvd I get an Annie Leibovitz vibe, very cool :) 3w
  •   sammie_saxon_photography An honor being able to say I learned from you. Thanks! 2w

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solsticeretouch New retouching work for the cover of Maxim India! Imagining how many people are going to look at the cover amazes me. Clearly the first thing that will come to their mind is the retouching of course lol!
Shot by Toranj Kayvon!
Model Monica Dogra
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solsticeretouch New retouching work for the lovely Donna Feldman! Photo by Tracy Kahn. 3w

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