Just a quick note to share with you something that has been on my mind. I have recently been hard at work for a series of nail art tutorials. I was contacted by a company to create these and was super excited about it! In our written agreement, it was clearly stated that they would be acquiring the rights to use these tutorials as they saw fit to promote their product and that they had the right to add pictures to the tutorial of their product. All good. It did not say they would acquire the right to alter my photos ie. photoshop. I found out after I completed three looks and was about to send the final images to them. I felt sick!! I wrote them I did not agree to that and I would not agree to that. I don't know if I'm just being naive and that photoshopping is standard practice in advertising. Well, yes, I suppose it is!! BUT these were nail art tutorials done by a human hand. I wanted to show that. And I have a firm conviction that I will never photo shop my nail art, that's a promise. And here's the confession...I do re-touch the skin on my hands when necessary. I don't feel that needs to be a secret. I want eyes on the nails, not on super lighted, macro skin.
I lost the job. And all future jobs with that company. In fact, they were pretty horrified with me that I didn't understand that photoshopping was a given, and that I was an inexperienced fool for not complying. Well, ok. I'm a fool for nail art. Real nail art, not something computer generated.
So there you have it.
Hugs to you all and I'll be back in a bit with some real nail art :D
**EDIT** For those wondering and asking who the company is, I will not share their name. But rest assured, If I'm blogging about a polish...it's NOT them :D