Skin Retouching Tutorial - Madi Clark | Emily McGonigle Retouch

Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you my first ever, official instructional retouching video.

My friend, Matthew Simmons, and his model, Madi Clark, were gracious enough to allow me to use the image they created to teach you how I approach retouching this type of photo.

Watch the video below to see how I approach healing blemishes, dodging and burning, and skin smoothing to end up with a clean, but natural, retouch.


Since this was my first attempt at sharing my knowledge with you, I'd love to know what you thought! Please let me know what you thoughts, if there is anything you'd like me to cover more in depth, or if there is specific content you'd like to see covered, in future blog posts and videos!

Also, if you'd like to see more of Matthew's work, visit his site at and his Instagram @matthewsimmonsphoto.

Madi can be found on Instagram at @cadimlark

Until next time! Thanks for watching!


Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville based retoucher, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.