History In Color

In the photo retouching world there has always been a niche for the historian, or simply those fascinated by our shared past. I myself started out as a restorer and colorist so it’s an area that holds special interest for me, and I’ve always enjoyed viewing the portfolios of those artists who painstakingly bring black

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Unretouched and Beautiful

This summer, a few swimwear brands are making their marketing campaigns louder by refusing to retouch their images. The 21-year-old founder of Rheya Swim, Chloe Madison told Seventeen that she wasn’t happy with the images of her body “enhanced to someone else’s idealistic version of it.” She claims she sent them back and asked for all of the retouching

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Camera Sensors, Megapixels and How They Affect Post-Production Results

We are excited to share a guest article from Ontario-based commercial photographer Gerry Kingsley: In this article I’d like to talk about the difference between sensor types, sizes, megapixels and how they affect post-production, while keeping the technicalities to a minimum. Sensors Sensors today come in a few different types and various sizes. The two most common

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RETOUCHED Magazine Debut on iTunes Newsstand

We are happy to announce the debut of [RE]TOUCHED magazine on the Apple iTunes Newsstand!   [RE]TOUCHED is a new interactive tablet-based magazine designed to give photographers and retouchers the tools, techniques, and insights they need to hone their retouching skills and excel in their businesses. Interactive tutorials, articles, interviews and downloadable bonus materials in every issue published

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Russell James & Nigel Barker Share Their Views On Retouching in Their #BehindtheGlass Interviews

There’s a lot of controversy about retouching, and anti-retouching campaigns keep sweeping the internet communities bashing the very art form that many of us photographers and retouchers are deeply in love with and desire to master. Let’s hear what the big boys of the photography industry have to say about it:   Russell James on Retouching:

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Ambition to Become Better

There are numerous opportunities and specialization options when it comes to post-production work. However, many think that to succeed as a retoucher, you need to have outstanding skills in every aspect of post-production: CGI, 3D modeling, heavy photo compositions, and so on. Although it doesn’t hurt to have some basic knowledge in every discipline, having

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LightFarm Studios: Harmful Nature Artwork and the Story Behind It

Our friends from LightFarm Studios, Brazil are back as guest contributors with their amazing new artwork entitled “Harmful Nature,” as well as the story behind it. Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing the beautiful execution of an art project from its inception to its final creation. I hope you enjoy their latest contribution as much as I

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