Topshots (Retouch)

What is a 'Topshot'?
What are the differencies between Mini, Midi and Maxi?

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.
Your photos will be processed with Photoshop; as a rule, Instagram filters are not applied etc.

The Studiolounge offers three different photoshop treatments:

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 30 and 45).

Check our sample photos for Mini, Midi and Maxi:

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Use your arrow keys to swith forth and back between the versions and you will see the exact differences.

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

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 30 and 45.

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: 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.
Standard studio background colours available: bright white, grey or black.

For CVs etc, the Midi topshot is recommened. This touch-up has a great impact and usually covers 99% of the embellishments required!

like option Midi PLUS an additional backdrop.
Studiolounge offers a set of different backdrops for almost any purpose.
Your photo will be cut out and inserted into a another backdrop digitally.
This process leads to a considerable enhancement of a portrait.

Maxi topshots are intense, and visually provide absolutely perfect high-end results that will not be overseen! They are typically used for websites, banners, digital or physical presentations, e.g. at conferences, or for brochures, catalogues, press releases etc.
Suitable Backdrops delivered by third parties can also be added at any time.

Upon request, we convert topshots mini, midi or maxi 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).

Additional Topshots (flat rates in CHF)
mini: 15.00/per unit; midi: 40.00 per unit; maxi: 70.00 per unit

See also additional topshots

Additional topshots can be subsequently ordered and paid.

Not included in the Mini, Midi and Maxi service scope:

The flat rates mentioned above always apply to ONE single person.
If several people appear in one photo that needs to be retouched, e.g. in team photos, the relevant number of mini or midi retouches will be charged.
You will only be charged once per image to insert a new background image (‘maxi’ topshot)!

Topshot delivery:
Topshots are mailed out right away, as soon as they have been touched-up. Please allow at least two working days for topshot delivery; Sat/Sun and public holidays do not count!
With Topshots mini a next day delivery is very likely. 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 45, 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 45 and Lounge Package 30. We would be happy to prepare a quote for you.

As a rule, we  do not retouch photographic material of third parties. Thank you for your understanding.