London Based Photographer and Retoucher

HELLO, AND Welcome in my world.

I can capture the fine craftsmanship of lighting, precision styling with utmost attention to detail both in-camera and right the way through post-production.

I would say a minimalistic approach is probably the best way to describe my style. Besides fashion, I do a range of photography such as in-studio photography including, portraits, model portfolio and product photography.

My skillset

In recent years I spent the most time in the photographic studio where I mastered different lighting techniques from the studio lights to continues lighting and also natural daylight. Combining this with excellent retouching skills and my early days as a graphic and web designer gives me a wide range of skillset that I can offer to my clients.


Photo Retouching

I’ve worked in Photoshop for hundreds of hours to smooth wrinkles from clothing, remove dust, specks and fingerprints from shiny objects. I care about all the small details that make a big difference when you’re making a catalogue or an advertisement. For many years I use only the best tools such as Adobe Suite with Wacom tablet for better precision while crafting the photos. On my desk, I have a monitor with a wide colour gamut for accurate reproduction of colours.

I’ve excessive knowledge in:

  • Colour accuracy
    95%
  • Colour correction
    92%
  • Skin retouch
    96%
  • Textures retouch
    96%
  • Photo Composite
    84%
  • and More…

Beyond The Photography

Before photography became an integral part of my life I have been creating large format prints for different companies. My adventure with printing began a decade ago, and over the past years, I have worked with different press companies. Only in recent years, I worked with one of the best Photo-Lab, in London who became my dear friends and till this days I uses their services. In my journey, I’ve learnt to be proficient within correction of colour accuracy, proofing images digitally and printed media.

In the result of years of testing and repetition, I gained extensive knowledge in:

  • Silver Halide Printing Process
  • Noritsu QSS 3202 & QSF-V30
  • Large Format Printing
  • Large Format Dye Sub
  • Sublimation Printing
  • Papers and Inks
  • Canvas Printing

The Secrets of Photography

When I made my first conscious steps in photography, my first job was as a vendor of photographic equipment. After years of testing and using all kinds of accessories, I decided that I want to transfer my pen to paper and then I created a blog The Secrets of Photography for a Polish community where I test, describe and teach interesting techniques. Thanks for viewing the world through my eyes —

I hope you enjoy my site and the work that I’m doing. Got something for me? Get in touch.

Design — Wageman
Photography © Mario Wageman 2020
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