Carrie NYC 2012PPEBLACK PDN PhotoPlus Convention 2016

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!

Carrie NYC 2012PPEBLACK PDN PhotoPlus Convention 2014

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!!

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Video Interview with Persephone’s Beauty Blog

I was lucky enough to be interviewed recently in a great video by Chayo Mata over at Persephone’s Beauty Blog about retouching and my upcoming book (available for preorder!). Check out the nice things she had to say over at her site (direct link to article) where you can watch the video (also below via YouTube).

Chayo is a wonderfully talented beauty and fashion photographer here in New York who’s work you can see at and

Don’t forget about my book! It’s available for pre-order at Focal Press, Elsevier and Amazon.

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Real Retouching – coming soon!

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Real Retouching by Carrie Beene, coming March 2011

Coming March 2011!

My book, Real Retouching, a Professional Step-by-Step Guide, will be hitting the stores in March of 2011.  I’ve had a great time compiling everything and getting it into a book and can only hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

It’s available for pre-order at Focal Press, Elsevier and Amazon.  Enjoy!

Book description follows:

Image retouching has become a digital art and craft in its own right. Today’s sophisticated magazine/advertising/billboard consumers are so used to seeing Photoshop images that they can spot a bad retouching job a mile away. In order to succeed as a retoucher, or a professional photographer retouching his/her own images, a digital artist must know the ins and outs of working with Photoshop to quickly and efficiently produce realistic-looking images that are simply the best version of themselves. That’s where this book comes in. Carrie Beene has decades of experience working in some of the most highly competitive retouching environments, producing imagery for such world-class publications as Sports Illustrated, Vogue, the New York Times, and Vanity Fair. In this essential resource for anyone interested in serious image retouching, she walks through complete retouching jobs from start to finish, demonstrating each technical detail step-by-step along the way. Each and every image is included on the bonus CD so that readers can practice as they work through the book and have a complete job to show for it at the end. Backwards compatible with any version of Photoshop and written in an easy-to-follow, conversational style, this book will have readers creating their own works of retouched art in no time.

  • Offers insider advice through never before published retouching secrets to give you a leg up on the competition
  • Includes practical and thorough coverage of exactly how to fix real life problems that you can apply to any retouching job, so that you can present yourself and your work like a professional
  • The only book of its kind that focuses solely on retouching for the aspiring retoucher or working professional

Keep watching for updates to the Vania Wars feature of this site.  Details soon!

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

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