Good retouching was supposed to do what proper Make Up and lighting would do.

In general lines, I use light retouching techniques. I never liked the idea of altering a photograph. And thus I don't change the body of my models, even if this is something very popular among other photographers.

To the very end, it is much better to try not do a mystake than fixing it later with computer software. Here are 4 characteristic cases where I use Image Retouching: