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Topshots (Retouch)

What is a 'Topshot'?
What do Mini, Midi and Maxi mean?

Within the service scope of most Studiolounge photo sessions, a certain number of so-called topshots is always included. After the photo session, the topshots are selected from the generated photo material together with the photographer and then individually corrected. Digital photographs nearly always need to be edited; this way, you benefit from a considerable visual enhancement. Every photograph is edited one by one, and individual customer wishes are also taken into consideration. Depending on the degree of image processing, this work can be very complex.

The Studiolounge offers three different complex procedures:

Select your topshots in the Mini, Midi or Maxi versions.

The “Mini” topshot is included as standard in all offers. (with the exception of the Lounge packages 60 and 30).

Generally, we recommend – with no obligation whatsoever! – the Midi topshot.

Check our sample photos for Mini, Midi and Maxi:

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The precise service scope of the Mini, Midi & Maxi topshots:

Mini:
Brightness, contrast, color, and tonality correction. The skin is touched-up in the T-zone area: forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, meaning face shine removal.

The Mini touch-up is included as standard in all products (with the exception of the Lounge packages 60 and 30).

Midi:
Brightness, contrast, color and tonality correction. All face shine and blemishes are removed. In addition: brightening of shadows in deep-set eyes, removal of skin imperfections (blackheads, cold sores, etc.), scars, evening out of the skin tone (in the case of an uneven tan, for instance), undereye circles, lachrymal sacks, red eyes, lip contrast, slight tooth whitening; slight reduction of facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds, crow’s feet), lint, dandruff and stain removal from clothing, etc.)

The Studiolounge recommends the Midi topshot. This touch-up is totally discreet, but has a great impact!

Maxi:
Brightness, contrast, color and tonality correction. All face shine and blemishes are removed. In addition: brightening of shadows in deep-set eyes, removal of skin imperfections (blackheads, cold sores, etc.), scars, evening out of the skin tone (in the case of an uneven tan, for instance), undereye circles, lachrymal sacks, red eyes, lip contrast, tooth whitening; major reduction or removal of facial wrinkles (nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, etc.), lint, dandruff and stain removal from clothing, etc. Hair correction: filling in gaps; removal of stray strands or single hairs, hair color change. Neck/face shape adjustment: Reducing the size of the face; adjusting eye size, upper body shape adjustment (slimming effect). Make-up adjustment or intensification (glamor): Application of kohl, lip gloss, lipstick, etc. In addition, individual customer wishes, such as additional shirt buttons, necktie button adjustment, smoothing out sleeve folds, removal of shirt creases, etc. Background color change.
Maxi topshots are intense, and visually provide absolutely perfect high-end touch-ups!

Upon request, we convert topshots into black and white at no additional cost.

You may by all means also select more topshots than are included in your package! The topshots already included in the packages are cheaper than additional topshots (flat rates).

How much do additional topshots cost?

Additional topshots can be subsequently ordered and paid.

Not included in the Mini, Midi and Maxi service scope:
Photomontages/photocomposing, for instance, cutouts and/or the replacement of photographic elements are not explicitly included in the scope of services. Prices upon request.

The topshot flat rate does not apply to couple or group photos!
Our affordable topshot flat rates always apply to one person in the photo and to smaller sets of images. In cases where several people appear in a photograph and there are larger order quantities, the calculation will be made based on the hourly rate and depending on the ability delivered.

Photo data delivery:
Topshots are mailed out right away, as soon as they have been touched-up. Please allow 48 h for topshot delivery. We do our best to send them out beforehand. Depending on the workload, the processing of larger photo sets or more complex procedures can take up to several days or even weeks!

For Lounge Packages 30 and 60, the customer selects his or her own topshots. Selecting photos is a great challenge for some. Upon request, we will gladly provide a carefully prepared and convenient pre-selection of your photo session to ease your topshot selection. This service is charged separately in the Lounge Package 60 and Lounge Package 30. We would be happy to prepare a quote for you.

You can also have your whole shoot or parts of it upgraded with a picture series optimisation.

We cannot retouch photographic material of third parties. Thank you for your understanding.