Kavyar Takes the Fuss out of Magazine Submissions

Kavyar Magazine Submission Service

For many fashion and beauty photographers, having their work showcased in independent magazines is a way to gain exposure. This process was rarely ever an efficient one, however, as each publication is vastly different. Traditionally, the method for doing this involved crawling the web, social media networks, e-mail contact databases, and finding obscure, over-complicated, or

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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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Approaching a Beauty Shoot Like an Art Master

Today our guest writer, Minsk-based Art Director & Retoucher Alexey Adamitsky shares his methodical approach to a beauty photo shoot from an artistic perspective, and outlines his thought process as well as workflow steps from the start of the shoot to the final touches in post-production. ————— A few weeks ago I contacted beauty photographer Daniel Scheel, who had a beauty

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Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #27

As the visuals in our world remain ever-changing with vibrant films, campaigns, computer generated graphics, and even adventures in virtual reality, it is more challenging than ever to grab the attention of your audience. Perceived beauty and intrigue are ephemeral, further adding to those aspects that every curator must consider when organizing a gallery of

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Artist Spotlight: Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison is a London-based beauty and advertising photographer. Her love for color and creative lighting, as well as her distinctive style, set her apart from other photographers in the industry. EyeLure, Nivea, Garnier and L’Oreal are just some of the many beauty brands on Claire’s client list. Check out her story in this Artist Spotlight feature: —————

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Artist Spotlight: Alexander Wätzel

Alexander Wätzel is a Germany-based fashion and beauty retoucher at his own dgtl-craft.com. In this Artist Spotlight feature, we’d love to introduce you to his beautiful work and some insights into his artistic processes.  ————— HOW LONG I started working with clients and established my retouching business “dgtl-craft.com” back in 2014. Before that, I was retouching my

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Retouching Eyelashes and Eyebrows in Beauty Portraits

In this beauty retouching tutorial, out guest writer, Minsk-based Art Director & Retoucher, Alexey Adamitsky will demonstrate how to deal with delicate facial features such as eyebrows and eyelashes in post-production. ————— Beauty retouching requires a great deal of concentration and attention to details. Some of the areas which need careful, detailed retouching are eyelashes and eyebrows. Many

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Artist Spotlight: Baard Lunde

In this Artist Spotlight feature, we asked Norway-based Fashion and Beauty photographer Baard Lunde, a seasoned professional with publications in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, L’Officiel, Marie Claire and others, how he started, who inspires him and what important steps he takes when creating his captivating imagery. As always, we also asked to share his expert advice with our readers who are

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Industry Insider: Portfolio Panel Discussion with Pratik Naik

In the Industry Insider section of issue 4 of [RE]TOUCHED Magazine “YOUR PORTFOLIO” we asked a few brilliant artists Webb Bland, Pratik Naik, Daniel Meadows, Simon Webb, Todd Riddiford and Milton Menezes to share their perspectives on creating portfolios with impact. In this issue they discuss: the importance of having a portfolio and how it differs from

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Using Adobe Color CC to Create Custom Color Palettes For Fashion Photography & Retouching

Our guest writer Daniel Hager talks about the Adobe Color CC app and how photographers and retouchers can use it to create custom color palettes for their fashion and beauty work. ————— Color is key When you look through today’s magazines or at advertising campaigns, you may quickly notice that specific design features are always used to convey the

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