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Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time with some very talented photographers and beauty retouchers.  Beauty retouchers are the talented folks behind those makeup ads that make the skin, teeth, hair and coloring look real and perfect while still keeping the genuine lines and textures of the skin.  In some of the interviews […]

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As far as I know the great Ansel Adams coined the idea of pre-visualization.  In it’s basic form, it is the idea of visualizing the final image at the moment you are clicking the shutter.  Ansel mastered this practice to epic levels. He is legendary for taking copious notes about the exposure and scene and […]

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This week’s show features three interviews with three experts in the photo industry.  Melissa Niu catches up with photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis. Then Rich Harrington welcomes back Ron Pepper to talk about changes to HDRSoft’s Photomatix. Finally Kevin Stohlmeyer discusses strategies to learn new tools and techniques for post-processing and publishing. Here is the new […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they discuss the “Reset Concept.” […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter Note: The lighting and exposure for both of the above photographs are identical: Canon EOS 5D, EF 85mm f/1.8 lens, Gossen Luna Star F-2 flash/ambient light meter, Westcott Strobelite Plus monolight with, 45-inch Optical White Satin Umbrella with Removable Black Cover, and fill from […]

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Copyright Scott Bourne – 2009 – All Rights Reserved Here’s a quick little look at retouching. The bride shot above shows two different pictures. They are very, very similar, but the one on the left has some problems I solved with the result being the shot on the right. The bride’s right shoulder was a […]

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How did I go from the before to the after picture here in less than two minutes? First let’s discuss what’s happened. I adjusted the exposure, vibrancy and definition in Aperture. Then I exported to Photoshop. There I removed all catchlights from the eyes except for one using the Clone Stamp. I darkened the pupils, […]

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