Retouching to me is my calm happy place. No matter the stress of the time crunch, the work flow always soothes me. When I started shooting I had no ideas about what lighting and retouching were but I knew that what I was capturing in camera was not what I exactly had in my head. After two great teachers and hundreds of hours on my Intous4, I believe retouching along with client interaction are my strong suits. Retouching is a double edge sword, you must know when an image is finished while at the same time know that you can always push further.