Final Approval

In the world of portrait photography, there is always the hurdle of client approval. My taste I admit is, for, some people, a little off. “It’s the anomalies you love”, my friend, Kay, said, “not the conventional.” Today I shot a Scottie, an unbiased, mature soul. So, I asked him, “Hey, Bodë, which shot do you like? How much would you like me to retouch?”

I showed him the conventional shot:


As you can see, he agreed.

But then, when I showed him a soulful shot, full of psychological drama, the true angst of being a Scottie, he perked up. He knew that he’d been understood. Finally, I had a subject who was complicit! “No retouch,” he implied. “I just want to be ME!”


About Carol Dragon

Carol Dragon is a New York City photographer who focuses on portraiture. Her dramatic approach to capturing the essence of her subjects is done in a style reminiscent of master painters and yet is very much her own. Carol is one of the featured photographers in the recently released 100 New York Photographers by Cynthia Dantzig. She has a BFA and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her client list includes CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner and Anson Mills. She is available for commissioned work worldwide.
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One Response to Final Approval

  1. Lisa says:

    Yes, I love it! Very cute and fun; great canine portrait!

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