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

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.

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 persephonesbeautyblog.com and chayo.net.

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

Real Retouching – coming soon!

Real Retouching - by Carrie Beene; Published by Focal Press

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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