The 10 Commandments to Retouching Portrait, Fashion, and Beauty Photography

We retouchers have been taking a lot of heat recently over some really questionable work being released in the media.  Just this morning I woke up to find the headline This Photoshop Fail Will Make You Sick To Your Stomach on the Huffington Post’s front page. The image was of a female model that was viciously attacked by the Liquify …

Erika wins “Best Photo Story” and “Best Photo” at New Orleans Shootoff

First and foremost, I would like to thank Think Tank bags (www.thinktankphoto.com), Mannie Garcia (www.manniegarcia.com) and Adobe (www.adobe.com) for the free toys!!!  I would also like to thank Johnny Bivera for assembling this amazing event, and Bill Auth, legendary photographer from US NEWS & WORLD REPORT for ensuring I was doing a good job. The theme for this year’s event was …

Why Cinematography and Photography have a lot in Common

Have you ever watched an old movie from the 1950’s and found that it was not quite as exciting as a movie today? Well, cinematography has changed quite a bit since then and I am not talking about the explosive special effects department. One of the biggest factors utilized by the great Alfred Hitchcock, is the rotation of shots at …

Can a Graphic Designer become a great Photographer?

I found myself in a position when I was a young graphic designer where I grew tired of scouring the Internet for the perfect image to match my vision or a simple image to meet the client’s expectation.  I also found it a bit annoying that there were many restrictions on textures and certain photos that were fairly easy to …