Dirt & stain removal
Adjusting shadow & lighting
Creating depth of field
Skin blemish removal
Skin tone matching e.g. tan lines
Cut, scar, bruise removal
Eye whitening & brightening
Hair shape manipulation
Hair reconstruction / removal
CCD mark, lens hood, lens flare removal
Model and mannequin removal
E-commerce / product editing
Creating complex clipping masks
Steve Arthur is a freelance corrective photo retoucher based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK.
"I love seeing the satisfaction and contentment that retouching can bring to those who thought their photos were unchangeable."
"When I'm not in front of my Mac retouching photos you'll probably find me behind a drum kit, searching for new and interesting music or coming up with new ways to organise my house. Tidy house, tidy mind is my mantra."
Steve's journey in portrait retouching commenced in 2001 working for a prominent UK portrait photographers in the coastal area of St. Ives, Cornwall. Since then, he's channeled his retouching expertise into Edit My Snaps, aiming to provide a meticulous corrective photo editing service.
Through Edit My Snaps, Steve offers his skills to professional wedding, portrait, and commercial photographers, alongside both large and small business owners as well as private clients. His focus remains on delivering precise enhancements that elevate the essence of each image.
Having collaborated with a diverse clientele spanning the UK, USA, Canada, and beyond, Steve approaches an array of corrective and creative retouching projects. Each one embraced with a commitment to fullfilling the clients vision and refining and perfecting visual storytelling.
Work with Me
Got an exciting project on the horizon? Let's team up and bring your vision to life!
Drop me a line above to delve into rates, scheduling, and all the finer details. Whether it's about perfecting portraits, refining commercial images, or enhancing your special moments, I'm here to collaborate and make it happen.
Looking forward to hearing from you and embarking on this creative journey together!
Bethany Blair Photography
Newborn & Child Photographer, Northwest Arkansas, USA
Great work and very fast turnaround. I really appreciated how quickly he responded to my initial request and completed the edits on my images. I will definitely use again.
St Ives, Cornwall, UK
I have to say a big thank you to Steve at Edit My Snaps for producing this advert for me. He is extremely talented at what he does. These rings are all bespoke orders so I never have them at the same time to take photos but he was able to create them perfectly to sit together and produce this great scene of lots of different ring designs.
Wedding & Commercial Photographer, UK
I am so happy to have been recommended Steve's awesome editing skills! He has helped out on some very tricky and intricate images (Wedding & portrait) and every time I am blown away.
His customer service is impeccable. A great service & will definitely continue to use him in the future.
Wedding Client, UK
Highly recommend Edit My Snaps. Steve did a fantastic job taking people out of background of a photo.
Freelance Photographer, Canada
I’ve been using Edit my Snaps for the last 3 years and love having them there on call for the tough editing projects beyond my skill set. Each project completed by them has far exceeded my expectations , I couldn’t recommend them enough.
Wedding Client, UK
A real professional and very helpful. Thanks Steve.
Consultant at Spencer West LLP, UK
Steve cleverly edited our team photo to include three people who could not make it on the day. absolutely brilliant! we were all really pleased. I completely recommend Edit My Snaps.
What kind of retouching work do you offer?
I specialise in corrective retouching and offer a huge range of powerful retouching options to enhance and enrich your photos. Regular retouching requests often involve removing distracting people or objects from a photo to adding a person or object that wasn't there at the time of the shoot. In addition to these popular edits, I offer an extensive and exciting range of other options that are guaranteed to help your photos stand out from the crowd. From skin, hair and make up retouching to adjusting clothing, swapping backgrounds, removing scars and tattoos and loads more. Check out my services above to see how I can completely transform your professional photos.
How do I get a quote?
Simply send me your photos using WeTransfer where you’ll have an opportunity to send a message with your photos. Please give as much detail about your editing requirements as possible. Copy and paste this address into the "email to" field: email@example.com
I’ll review your photos and requirements and get back to you ASAP. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions.
If you want to chat about your requirements before sending any photos or you just want to say hello drop me a message at the email address above.
How much does it cost?
Costs vary and your quote will be based on the amount and complexity of the work required.
Jobs are to be paid upfront (100%) before I begin working on your photos.
Depending on the nature of the job it may sometimes be more appropriate for me to request a deposit (at least 50%) and invoice at certain stages of delivery.
What is your turnaround time?
I will endeavour to provide you with watermarked proofs at the earliest opportunity, often within 24-48 hours, but sometimes longer depending on my workload at the time. I’ll let you know when you can expect to receive them when you contact me.
If you have a specific deadline please mention this when you first contact me.
I need my photos edited ASAP! Do you offer an express service?
Yes. If you require your edited images on the double just let me know when you make your initial inquiry and I’ll let you know if I’m able to offer you a speedier service (fees may apply).
Can I request additional editing once work has commenced?
Absolutely! Just let me know and I’ll give you an additional quote.
What happens if I'm not happy with the work?
In the very rare event that you’re dissatisfied with the work I’ve carried out then simply get in touch - I might be sad but I’ll be more than happy to discuss any issues you may have.