Lazy eye!

Discussion in 'Portraits and Fashion' started by claire|1, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Can someone help me with a difficult situation? I recently took a collection of shots for a client. These
    were portraits of him on location in my garden & orchard. I delivered the photos in thumbnail/contact
    form to him. He also has the shots on CD.
    He said he liked the shots but on closer inspection, on enlarging the photos , he noticed he has one eye
    that looked smaller or more asleep than the other. I personally can't see what he means as the difference
    in the size of his eyes seems neglegable.
    He wants me to reshoot the ones in the orchard that he liked the best, or to photoshop his eye!
    If I reshoot, should I charge him for my time again, as he isn't saying the photos are bad. But how can I
    improve the fact that he may have one eye bigger than the other anyway? I know that if I start to
    photoshop his eye to make it match the other then he will start to look really strange. Anyone with advice
    please, I haven't been in business very long & need to know what the best thing to do is.
    I want a happy customer, but don't want to be re shooting perfectly good shots, & I can't offer surgery!

  2. SCL


    Perhaps you could show us an may well be a simple issue in Photoshop. The old time portrait photographers frequently did retouching to produce highly satisfied clients...and it was a lot more work than PS.
  3. I saw an article on fixing and hiding imperfections. You can have him turn his head so that
    the smaller eye is more toward the camera thus making it look larger or the other way so that
    it is less noticed.

    In photoshop try liquify to make the smaller eye just a bit larger....might work.
  4. Thomas,
    I have used liquify to make the eye a little larger & hey presto! This was just the job, thank
    you so much for suggesting this, I also managed to remove two shiny dots on his glasses. I
    will e mail him the new image & see if he likes it. You are brilliant, thank you so much for
    your help.
    All the best
  5. I'm glad it worked!

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