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Imagery refined - Creativity defined

Lara Ostertag is one of the most sought-after photographic retouchers and specialises in beauty, fashion and advertising. Her work on high-end editorial and commercial projects has taken her around the globe and appeared in Vogue, Marie Clare and Cosmopolitan as well as many other influential titles. Her reputation for excellence and attention to detail is hard-earned and well-deserved.

Able to realise the full potential of any creative brief, Lara will oversee your job from raw image files through to the final proof, producing the highest-quality, dynamic digital imagery.

With over a decade of experience in digital photographic retouching, Ostertag uses strictly non-destructive techniques: No colour banding, no blurring skin retouching that destroy pore detail and clarity and look fake.

Ostertag maintains subtle perfection at any resolution including work on eyes, hair and make-up, lip enhancement, blemish removal and focusing on pore-texture retention to create luminous beauty portraits.

Lara’s retouching specialities include colour correction, RGB and CMYK colour matching, detailed mask, garment alterations, dramatic lighting, reflection and shadow alterations, silhouettes for jewellery and more.

Ostertag understands the use of colour, lighting, and even has experience working alongside 3D studios and artists, perfecting 3D rendered imagery to look photo realistic. Her work in conceptualisation and composition extends to creative backgrounds, interiors and landscapes and seamless use of special effects.

Lara’s work combines art with precision technology and she is skilled in using both PC and Mac, as well as the use of a Wacom tablet, and has experience in using a wide range of programs including CC18, bridge, indesign, illustrator, capture one, raw and light room.

Her work with award-winning photographers, major fashion houses and cosmetics brands, and her background in design, print, photography and interior design give Lara an enviable range of skills and true understanding of the industry and what is required to deliver excellence each and every time.

Based in Yorkshire (Leeds/Harrogate) Lara has created a full studio equipped with colour calibrated monitors, and her vision is to influence more creative work in the North. Lara also has a base in London, which allows her to work seamlessly between both cities as well as working in any other locations for clients that require her talents.