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Skillshare: Annie Watt // Retouching – How to salvage a bad photo

Annie Watt, well-known Society Photographer, takes us step by step through the process of salvaging a bad photo using Photoshop.


I’m not a Photoshop Guru. If you ask other photographers about their work flow and techniques, you would find we are all different and do what works to get the job done. There are plenty editing tools available,  in general I don’t use them because I have a system that works for me. For example, I would use Lightroom and pre-sets if my photos had similar lighting and cropping. Since I am  all over the room shooting in different lighting scenarios, batch editing doesn’t do the trick. Most importantly,  people want to look their best… tall and handsome, slimmed down, pretty and most of all, happy. Well, sometimes I just don’t shoot them looking that way. But I can change that with Photoshop. I call myself a digital plastic surgeon.



Annie Watt has over a decade of experience as a premier Society event photographer in Palm Beach and New
York City, and the Hamptons. She is the person who “gets” the heart of an event and captures the joy of
people who attend it. Annie’s genuine love of her job and dedication to her clients ensures that with her
photojournalistic eye she will help to tell the story with her images. It has earned her the reputation as one of
the most sought-after photographers of high profile events by top editors as well as the most distinguished
business, fashion and philanthropic leaders.
Annie’s clients refer to her as “The Posing Expert” and as an accomplished and highly respected
photographer, she is regarded for her invaluable posing tips which give confidence to her subjects and allow
her to capture a more flattering photograph than they would ever have believed possible. The authenticity and
caring that she contributes to each assignment has earned praise from her peers as one of the most unsung
heroes of many Manhattan events.
As a contributing photographer for Conde Nast and Hearst magazines and New York Social Diary Annie’s work
is often featured in Avenue, New York Lifestyles magazine, Quest Magazine, Town and Country, Veranda,
Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor magazine and many other prestigious publications.
Annie Watt Agency is an array of skilled and professional event photographers with additional skill sets
including: Architecture, Fashion, Portraiture, Family photography, Weddings, Social Media Content
photography, videography, 3-D modeling, Drone, and Photo booth.





March 18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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