PDN PhotoPlus Convention 2016

CONFERENCE: OCT. 19 – OCT. 22, 2016
EXPO: OCT. 20 – OCT. 22, 2016

I’m doing a seminar at PhotoPlus this year: Beauty Retouching: Skin, Light and Color

It’s going to be on Friday morning from 8am till 10am.

You can sign up for my seminar here.

UPDATED OCT. 12! Here is the PDF that goes with my PhotoPlus seminar:

High End Fashion and Beauty Retouching for Fashion and Beauty Retouching

Register here and recieve a 20% discount on your registration!

PDN PhotoPlus Convention 2014

CONFERENCE: OCT. 29 – NOV. 1, 2014
EXPO: OCT. 30 – NOV. 1, 2014

I’m doing TWO new seminars at PhotoPlus this year: Retouching Techniques for the Professional Look and Product Retouching and Compositing

I’m being sponsored by ADOBE so you know there will be some nice giveaways!

You can sign up for my seminars HERE.
Hope to see you all there. Be sure and check out the other great Photography centered seminars going on all week!!

Book Launch Party… and you’re invited!

My book, Real Retouching, is finally here and everyone is invited to the book launch on April 4th, 2011, at Klimat Lounge here in East Village, NYC, from 7pm to 10pm.

Buy a signed copy of Real Retouching for $30 and get a free drink!  Already have your copy of the book? Then, come mingle with retouchers, photographers and friends. Hope to see you there!

Klimat Lounge is located at 77 East 7th Street, East Village, NY, NY (www.klimatlounge.com)

I’ll have books on hand to sell and sign, but if you insist on getting yours another time, you can get it at Focal Press, Elsevier and Amazon.

UPDATE, 7/28/12: Focal Press has been aquired by Taylor & Francis.  You can get the book here: Taylor & Francis and still on Amazon.

RetouchPro, “The Spread” – live on Saturday, January 15th

Got a live webcast at RetouchPro today. Hope you join! Get more info here.

I am going to build a beauty spread, like the ones you see in at the cosmetics counter. A spread usually consists of a Beauty shot, Products and a Lifestyle shot (full body). Being conscientious while compiling a complicated composition such as a spread is very important; that means proper layer order!

We will also talk about using the proper tool for the job, yes, we’re taking about the Brushes Panel. and we will talk about why that’s important when you are retouching skin.

This retouch is “the ground rules” for success.

This webcast is today, Saturday, January 15, at 4pm CDT.

Click the following link for details and ticket sales:

“Encrusted” – beauty retouch rebroadcast at RetouchPro

RetouchPro is rebroadcasting one of my live videos this Wednesday, December 15th, featuring a photo by my friend Rick Day.  Check it out! You can also see the final product in the Beauty gallery here on my site.

Details from RetouchPro’s newsletter:

photo by Rick Day, retouching by Yours Truly

Encrust: to decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)

On our next RetouchPRO LIVE rebroadcast, professional retoucher Carrie Beene will not be adding gems, they were already there. But she will be retouching the model they’re glued to.

Carrie has retouched for M.A.C., Revlon, Maybelline, Elizabeth Arden, L’oreal, Chantecaille, DEVA, Shape Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

And now she is retouching for you.

Watch in real time as she performs this beauty retouch from start-to-finish.

Wednesday, December 15, 6am or 2pm CST (see link below for other time zones)

Click the following link for details and ticket sales:

If you watch it, let me know what you think!

Speaking at PhotoPlus Expo 2010

I’ll be speaking at the PhotoPlus Expo 2010 in October, here in New York City.

Friday, Oct. 29th, I’m heading the hands-on Master Class entitled “Professional Beauty Retouching”.

Sat. Oct 30th is my 2nd class on “Retouching and Beauty Spread Composition for Advertising.”

Go to www.photoplusexpo.com for more info, or go to the schedules page to look me up and sign up for the classes.
Hope to see you there!

RetouchPro, “Frankenmodel” – live on Saturday, May 8th

I’m doing a new webcast on Saturday, May 8th.  Check it out! Here’s the synopsis…

It’s rare that a fashion pose comes out perfect. Frequently, a professional retoucher will be called on to stitch together a final image using heads, arms, legs, and other bits and pieces from different images (sometimes from different models).

Watch professional retoucher Carrie Beene as she performs this fashion composite from start-to-finish. Click the link below to see the before/after. She’ll answer audience questions about her technique as she works, and more general questions at the end of the show.

Saturday, May 8, 4pm CDT (see link below for other time zones)

Click the following link for details and ticket sales: