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Real Retouching

The book is out! Thanks to everyone for the great feedback and wonderful reviews! You can get it you can get it at Taylor & Francis and Amazon or your favorite bookstore.

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Watch my PDN presentation on Photodemy

In October 2016, I presented "Beauty retouching: skin, light and color" at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. If you missed it, or just want to rewatch the presentation, the good folks at Photodemy have made it available. Use the referral code below to watch the premium course: https://photodemy.com/en/p/8ac928af83fd/en/course/beauty-retouching-skin-light-and-color/

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PDN PhotoPlus Convention 2016

CONFERENCE: OCT. 19 - OCT. 22, 2016 EXPO: OCT. 20 - OCT. 22, 2016 JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, NEW YORK CITY 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!

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Retouching Workshops This Fall at SVA

I will be teaching at the School of Visual Arts here in New York City this fall. If you want to hone your skills and maybe learn something new, check out the courses. There will be 2 courses - one in October and one in November. The first will be focusing on the artistic and business aspects of professional beauty retouching.  Not only will we cover retouching techniques to create that perfect image, but how to work with clients as well.  The second class is focusing taking an image from beginning to finish and all the steps in-between with basic and …

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PDN PhotoPlus Convention 2014

CONFERENCE: OCT. 29 - NOV. 1, 2014 EXPO: OCT. 30 - NOV. 1, 2014 JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER, NEW YORK CITY 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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SVA Weekend Workshop – September 20-21, 2014

The September SVA workshop is almost here! You can sign-up at the School of Visual Arts! The artistic and business aspects of professional beauty retouching will be addressed in this course. We will cover retouching techniques that include maintaining skin texture, enhancing make-up and improving body contours that are used to make the beautiful look perfect. Additionally, the course will address working with clients, negotiating "redos" and submitting final files. PREREQUISITE: SMC-2221, Introduction to Photoshop, or equivalent.

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Speaking Engagement at the PDN Expo, Oct. 2013

I'm speaking again at the 2013 PDN Photoplus Expo, October 24th, 2013 at 1:30pm.  You can go here for more info: http://www.photoplusexpo.com/seminars/seminar-schedule The title of my course is "Retouching Techniques for the Professional Look", and it covers just that: taking your project from start to professional finish.  I'll go over some of the techniques I use every day to bring final and professionally finished images to my clients. I hope to see you there! The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 23,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts. Explore over 300 exhibits, see thousands of …

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Retouching Workshop, March 9th, 2013… in Italy!

That's right!  I'll be doing a one-day seminar on high-end retouching in Milan on March 9th, 2013, and again in Rome on the 10th.  Hosted by Marianna Santoni - www.mariannasantoni.com. There's a wonderful page describing the workshop.  Please check it out - in Italian or English. English Version Italian Version

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Speaking at PhotoPlus Expo, October 2012

The PhotoPlus Expo is coming up again!  You might have heard me talk about speaking there last year.  Well, I'm doing it again with a hands-on glamour & fashion retouching course.  The course/workshop runs on October 25th, 2012 at 8:45AM - 10:45AM, titled Glamour & Fashion Retouching.  Get more info at the pdn PhotoPlus website. I will be demonstrating high-end, professional beauty retouching in a few situations.  Main points will be enhancing eyes, working up lips, masking and color correction and how/when to add texture. If nothing else, come check out the PhotoPlus Conference + Expo running October 24-27 at the Jacob …

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Teaching Beauty Retouching at SVA, Fall 2012

Yes, that's right.  Teaching all summer hasn't slowed me down.  I'll be teaching two classes this fall at SVA and would love to see you there. The Business of Beauty Retouching Sept. 22 - 23, 10am - 5pm The artistic and business aspects of professional beauty retouching will be addressed in this course. We will cover retouching techniques that include maintaining skin texture, enhancing make-up and improving body contours that are used to make the beautiful look perfect. Additionally, the course will address working with clients, negotiating "redos" and submitting final files. Course #SWC-2331-A - Register here » Advanced Beauty Retouching Techniques Oct. 13 - 14, …

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Teaching this Summer, SVA in 2012

I will be teaching at the School of Visual Arts here in New York City again this summer. If you want to hone your skills and maybe learn something new, check out the courses. There will be 3 courses - one in June, two in July.  The first two will be focusing on the artistic and business aspects of professional beauty retouching.  Not only will we cover retouching techniques to create that perfect image, but how to work with clients as well.  The third class is focusing taking an image from beginning to finish and all the steps in-between with basic …

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Upcoming Workshop

I'll be teaching a course at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops this summer, July 15th - July 20th, with David Robin. The course is "Lighting and Retouching for Portrait and Beauty".  Information can be found here. More details will be posted in March, so keep an eye out! The Santa Fe Workshops is a year-round educational center in New Mexico focused on all things photography.  If you're interested in growing your photography skills, fine or professional, they're definitely worth a look. "Lighting and Retouching for Portrait and Beauty" with David Robin, Carrie Beene. July 15 - July 20

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Upcoming Speaking/Teaching Engagements

The big PhotoPlus Conference is coming up! If you don't know about PDN's PhotoPlus Expo, it's one of the biggest and best phototography expos and conferences around and held annually here in NYC. If you're a photographer or in the industry, it's a must-see. I have two Hands-On Masterclass Seminars at PhotoPlus this year - one for Product retouching and one for Beauty retouching.  Head on over to the PhotoPlus Seminar Schedule, register, and join up.  I'd love to see you there. Descriptions from the PhotoPlus websites below... Thu, Oct 27, 2011 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Professional Beauty Retouching Seminar Description: Using a dramatic …

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Recent Interview at MasteringPhoto.com

I was recently interviewed about the website and creating an online presence By Melissa Standford of MasteringPhoto.com.  Some good questions.  Please give it a read. Direct link to article »

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Teaching Summer Classes at SVA, 2011

If you're interested in learning even more about beauty photographic retouching - techniques or the business - check out my classes this summer at the School of Visual Arts here in New York City. There are 3 classes to choose from.  In the first 2 of the 3, The Business of Beauty Retouching , I cover retouching techniques for high-end beauty retouching including maintaining skin texture, enhancing make-up and improving body contours to make the beautiful look perfect.  Also, the course will address working with clients, negotiating "redos" and submitting the final files. These 2 classes 2 days of 7 hours …

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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 …