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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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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Adding Shine To The Hair Using Custom Photoshop Brush and Luminosity Masking

One of the major components in our interpretation of healthy looking hair is its shine. Apart from giving the hair a shiny look, highlights create the much-sought after volume. As with almost every task, Photoshop gives us numerous ways of tackling it. Effectively our goal is to create more contrast between lit and shadowed areas but

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Italy: Beauty Studio Photography & Retouching Workshops – November 2015

Dates: November 23, 2014 – December 2, 2014 Instructor: Julia Kuzmenko McKim Location: Rome & Milan, Italy Organized by Marianna Santoni, sponsored by X-Rite & Pantone   Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Retouching Techniques Seminar   ROME Sunday, November 23, 2014 MILAN Saturday, November 29, 2014         2-Day Hands-on High-End Retouch Advanced Class – Limited seats

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Fstoppers: Beauty Studio Photography & Retouching Workshop – May 16-17, 2015

Dates: May 16, 2015 – May 17, 2015 Instructor: Julia Kuzmenko McKim Location: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas Map and Directions | Register Description: → Day 1: Photo Shoot With a Creative Team 9:00am – 5:00pm  THEORY Essential fundamentals – how to understand light and its behavior, the “right” gear and lighting equipment for different projects and

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Fstoppers: Beauty Studio Photography & Retouching Workshop

Dates: May 13, 2015 – May 14, 2015 Instructor: Julia Kuzmenko McKim Location: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas Map and Directions | Register Description: → Day 1: Photo Shoot With a Creative Team 9:00am – 5:00pm  THEORY Essential fundamentals – how to understand light and its behavior, the “right” gear and lighting equipment for different projects and

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The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

If you are new to the Dodge & Burn technique, make sure to read this 3-part article “The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique” I recently published on Fstoppers. For more of my Fstoppers articles please visit: http://fstoppers.com/author/julia   DODGE & BURN TECHNIQUE Part 1 – The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: The

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Beauty Retouching: Skin & Skin Tones, Online Weekend Workshop

Beauty Retouching: Skin & Skin Tones

STARTS on July 12th 2014  ENDS on July 13th, 2014 In this online weekend workshop Julia and Lulie will explore the key high end retouching techniques for achieving flawless yet naturally looking skin in beauty, fashion and portrait photography. Our main focus for the weekend will be on cleaning and evening out skin, while achieving “delicious” and correct skin tones. But learning doesn’t stop at

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