2018-06-22 - Catching up with Touching up

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With a large project like the Discovery Foundation Awards, you don't always have a chance to sit down in a quiet office or studio to do all the editing needed.  

And believe me, there's more than you'd think.  Even if you have the "perfect" image, there's still some work to do.

Contact sheets need to be compiled and sent to clients, so they can choose the photographs they want.  

Chosen photos need to be checked and edited if required.  

Some projects need deep-edged images or special colour schemes, some photos just need a small touch-up.

All this explains why I spent yesterday evening sitting at a restaurant table with my MacBook and tablet editing photos and sending emails, instead of just relaxing, kicking back and enjoying my sundowner while watching the ocean.  

My assistant, Michelle had time to unwind after a long day of tramping through hospital wards lugging lights and camera bags, doing the make-up and taking the behind-the-scenes photos, but I still have far too much work to do.

No rest for the wicked ...

Today is our last day staying in Ballito.  This afternoon I'm off to Margate.  I'm going to miss Jakita's.