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Creative Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Advertising Product Photography Behind-The-Scenes: Creating Aqua Minerale Visuals

If you ever wondered how real-world Advertising Product Photography & Retouching jobs unfold for the hired creative professionals, this article by our talented friends Ilya and Max Plotnikov, will take you through the project steps from shoot to the...

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Beauty Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Interview with the RA Beauty Retouching Contest Winner

Our first Beauty Retouching contest was a fascinating experience not only for our community, but also for the RA team as we got a chance to review the work of hundreds of retouching artists of all skill levels applied...

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Beauty Retouching, Stay Inspired, Video Tutorial

RA Beauty Retouching Contest Update & Timelapse Retouching Video

Wow, what a great run! We accepted 785 submissions from artists all over the globe!On behalf of the Retouching Academy team and the Contest sponsors, Wacom and Capture One, I'd like to thank everyone who participated! We really enjoyed seeing how...

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Composition Study
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Creative Retouching, Fundamentals, Stay Inspired

How Understanding Composition Can Make You A Better Retoucher

Retouchers can learn a lot from traditional art forms like painting, as many of the fundamental concepts are quite similar. While retouchers tend to lend their focus in the areas of skin retouching and color grading techniques, composition is...

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Adobe Creative Cloud
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Industry & Community News, Software, Stay Inspired

Adobe Slashes Creative Cloud Subscription Fee for Students

Last January Adobe announced that it would provide Spark Education — a set of storytelling apps — free of charge for K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade, primary and secondary education) schools and High Education institutions. This was great news for...

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Stay Inspired

Announcing the RA Beauty Retouching Contest

We hope that you’ve been inspired by our @retouchingacademy Instagram feed while learning and growing as a retouching artist and member of our Facebook RA Community. Now is your chance to show off your skills and win some cool prizes...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Stay Inspired

How to Photograph Macro Beauty: Before Retouching Begins

In this guest article by Netherlands-based photographer, Sonja de Vlaming, she shares her process for preparing for a macro beauty photoshoot. From the right kind of equipment to consider, to lighting, to casting the right talent and creative team,...

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love car 2018 by felix hernandez
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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories, Stay Inspired

The Love Car 2018 by Felix Hernandez

In this guest blog by our dear friend, Cancun-based photographer Felix Hernandez of @Hernandez Dreamphography, he revisits the project that first put him on the map as a Digital Artist: The Love Car. This project was originally published in...

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Industry & Community News, Software, Stay Inspired

Follow the New Capture One Dedication Campaign

In the newly released Capture One Dedication Campaign, Phase One highlights the dedication and creativity behind professional photography. Check out their new series of videos exploring various photography disciplines through the lens of leading photographers in an effort to...

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interview video with zhang jingna zemotion
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Interviews & Making Of Stories

An Inspirational Interview With Zhang Jingna

Zhang Jingna first broke into the photography world as ‘zemotion,’ on DeviantArt in 2002. Her imaginative fine art portraits gained her a loyal following, with her photograph “Forgotten Fairytales” holding the title of most popular photograph of all time...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories, Stay Inspired

Making of “The Reflection Of Me”

Welcome our next guest artist Isaac Alvarez to continue our Making Of segment with the creation of his fun and dog-loving  portrait series “Reflection of Me”. I hope you enjoy hearing how this project came about and what tools Isaac used to create...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

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...

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