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Photo Retoucher

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Photo Retoucher with active lifestyle experience needed for an innovative brand in San Mateo!

Job Description:
The Photo Retoucher will be responsible for comprehensive editing of lifestyle images shot on cameras and studio product photography. The position requires the ability to understand the specific aesthetic of brand's photography and to be able to elevate any selected original image to meet or exceed our standards for brand level content. This person will be a member of a rapidly growing Photo Team in
a dynamic, fast paced work environment. The position requires the ability to balance organizational tasks with production skill to ensure efficient throughput of assets.

Responsibilities
• Responsible for attending product brief meetings, keeping up-to-date with all product changes, and relaying information back to appropriate parties within the Photo Team.
• Create, implement and improve post production processes to increase efficiency and streamline workflows both internally within the photography department and cross-functionally with external departments.
• Color correction, compositing, masking, sharpening, resizing, etc.
• Ability to edit in multiple color profiles and extensive composite work.
• Uses judgment on levels of steps/complexity required to get desired critical image quality, while keeping in line with the brand's creative direction.
• Ability edit product photography by creating clipping paths, drop shadows, reflections, adjusting color, and modify form factors.
• Ability to composite studio imagery into lifestyle photos.
• Preparing, naming and filing of all image according to production procedures.
• Manage workload to meet strict deadlines.

Requirements
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software particularly Photoshop, Camera Raw and Bridge.
• 3+ year minimum prior experience in photo retouching including color correction, compositing, masking, resizing, optimization, file output and management.
• Sports/Lifestyle and Studio retouching experience a must.
• Open and receptive to learning and critiquing.
• Ability to multitask with a strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Experience with digital post production for print.

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