Welcome, I am Dzidra Dubois, photographer and retoucher. I know what the photo camera does already since my childhood in analog times and have retouched images since I made the first steps in graphic design after graduating from a Technical university of Riga.
I have a BC Architecture in my pocket, very good knowledge of photography and light years long experience in Photoshop. However, I’m constantly refining my skills and learning a lot. I think retouching is a never ending story that constantly gives me the drive to increase the achievement.
Turnaround time depends on the complexity and amount of the job and also how busy I am. Standard turnaround is about 5-7 working days and can be significantly longer for more extended projects. This is always discussed and stated before. However the order also can be completed in a few days for a special price.
To ensure your work is completed in time I prefer to work with evident timelines and to have a good scope of my schedule.
Please, let me know the deadline so that I can plan and book in the necessary time for you.
If you already have booked my services but will postpone the order or can’t deliver your files in time, please, let me knowthat immediately so I can adjust your booking in my agenda.
I own the copyright on my retouching work as an artwork and the rights to publish this on my website. However I guarantee a customer’s privacy and would like to publish photos with your consent.
By placing an order you will be asked for permission. I would highly appreciate it if you allow the publishing of my retouching work on my website and Instagram account. This is the only way how I can promote my work and keep my company going.
NB: I kindly ask not to give me the credits and my work if the images will be altered after my retouching.
The cost of retouching may vary depending on the type of retouching required: basic, extended or high-end. From the overview of my services and detailed description of the retouching types and prices provided on my Rates page you can previously decide which kind of retouching you need so you can easily estimate your expenses.
Anyway, each job is quoted individually, based on the project deadlines, amount of the work, submitted image quality, Design Brief, reference images added and instructions provided.
Price lists and price indications on this website do not comprise a proposal.
For the customers from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany payments can be made in my webshop by iDeal, PayPal, Giropay, Mister Cash, Maestro credit card. After the order is discussed I will send you a payment link.
It depends on your requirements and the image further use. I apply basic color and tone corrections for all kinds of retouching I do.
Most common in portrait retouch, for example, is skin cleaning and smoothing, redness removal, eye and teeth whitening, spots and stray hair removal, unwanted object removal, background cleaning, shaping and liquifying, etc.
Check my packages for a more specific list of adjustments.
The most common way I deliver processed images is by uploading them onto secured online photo gallery. Here you can preview your images and download them if you are satisfied with the results. The gallery will be online for one month.
I can also send you the images by wetransfer.com or set up a shared Google Drive folder for you. This folder will be available for a longer period of time, however I do clean out my Google Drive every month. Please ensure that you get your images in a timely manner and always ensure you have backups of your retouched pictures.
I am not responsible for loss of files once they are delivered.
It can happen. I guarantee high quality of my work and I keep certain rights to reject files which are not sufficient for executing an appropriate editing or/and retouching work, like digital images of low resolution, poor artistic quality, already (destructively) edited or/and effects applied, out of focus, blurry or indistinct, extremely over- or underexposed with raw data loss, etc.
My broad experience lets me judge any image correctly. In case of disagreement I check the files with special tools and can tell you exactly why I can’t offer you a good retouching job done for this particular image.