Daniel Anderson is a professional photographer from Australia, specializing in commercial and artistic photography. His scope of work varies from sport shootings for commercial brands to artistic shots with a very creative plot.
Daniel was looking for the support of a professional retoucher via Upwork to optimize his time and translate ideas into photography. The perfect candidate was required to have experience as a high-end retoucher with the good eye for details, artistry, in-depth Adobe Photoshop knowledge and owning a Wacom graphics tablet. Since Daniel's artwork needed both simple and complex post-processing, he was looking for a freelancer skillful in all retouching techniques.
Lev's and Daniel's collaboration was structured in the following way: the artist sent over images in original format, supported by a creative brief, sketches, and detailed instructions. Because of the time difference, all materials and tasks were sent overnight, with Lev handling the incoming requests first thing in the morning. Sketches were later reworked, using the hand-picked photo stock images and transformed into the final versions of the concept.
For this client, Lev provided a full range of photo processing, from basic techniques (such as color correction) to complex photo manipulation, high-end beauty retouch and collages (replacing selected elements such as sky, water, etc). In some cases, objects or models needed to be removed or reworked while maintaining the photorealism and leaving no traces of retouching.
Lev and Daniel's collaboration lasted for 2 years, with the client being very pleased with the outcomes of retouching and photo manipulation. Lev's contribution allowed the artist to save time and receive high-quality results for his projects and ideas within the desired timeframe.