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07/10/2021

Groundbreaking Fashion Photographers: Part 3

One of the most popular American movies of the 2000s is The Devil Wears...
Left: Dianne Newman, 1966, Neal Barr. Gelatin silver print, 17 x 13 7/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Neal Barr. Right: Black Evening Dress, New York, negative 1963; print 1994, Hiro. Dye imbibition print, 19 1/4 x 15 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Hiro
22/09/2021

Groundbreaking Fashion Photographers: Part 2

To anyone in the fashion and publication industry, Diana Vreeland is a household name....
07/09/2021

Groundbreaking Fashion Photographers: Part 1

In an interview for the 2021 documentary In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, the iconic...
22/08/2021

How to identify the Hobbyist Photographer from the Professional

Photography Reaches the Everyman The turn of the 20th century introduced a groundbreaking instrument...
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07/08/2021

Minding the Gender Gap in Photography

Photography Through the Woman’s POV It’s a remarkable achievement to have something named after...
22/07/2021

A Practical Approach to Refraction Photography

When you were a kid, have you ever tried to pick up a stick...
07/07/2021

Hair science & how it affects Photography

When professionally photographing, every little thing counts. Photography equipment itself and lighting play a...
22/06/2021

Biological mechanisms that defines beauty

What is beauty according to science? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....
Magazine page - Lois Vuitton - L'Ame du Voyage with retouching lable
07/06/2021

Revisiting the Photographie Retouchée Label: Is it effective?

France is often described as the standard-bearer of the world for high-end culture and...
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22/05/2021

Photography in the time of COVID-19

As 2020 reached its dramatic conclusion, and the world approached the one-year anniversary of...
07/05/2021

A deep dive into the 8 most popular magazine covers

When editors and art directors come together to create a cover for their magazine...
22/04/2021

The Art of Creating a Successful Magazine Cover

Within the magazine industry, the challenge of selling print issues has become increasingly difficult...
22/03/2021

A heart-warming Story of Nina Kramberger

It’s easy to see at the moment how the Coronavirus pandemic is not psychologically...
07/01/2021

How to be productive: Timular Timetracking

Time-tracking? If the word time tracking is used, my first association is permanent employment,...
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07/12/2020

Are you a Photographer or a Retoucher? Read these books.

Every retoucher’s first steps.  When I was starting out, and I was retouching my...
sharpening for billboards
22/10/2020

Resharpening for printing

We know the problem – you want to send a (hopefully) cleanly edited image...
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22/09/2020

The concept of sharpness

You see them again and again, totally over-sharpened images. Funny Jesus halos were created,...
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22/08/2020

The little cooling helpers against heat in the office

Do you feel exhausted from the last hot summer days and would like to...
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15/08/2020

How to be productive (as a retoucher)

An incredible number of books have been written on this subject: how do you become...
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22/07/2020

Masking with Difference masking: Easy!

When to use this masking method There are many options for masking objects and...
Camera Lenses
07/06/2020

Capture One Pro Tips – Easy Dust Spot Finder & Removal Tools

So far, removing dust spots has been one of the first steps in post-production....
Type of artist & their behaviour with color; three statues with different colored plastic bags
22/05/2020

Type of artist & their behaviour with the color

Since we were little, we are judged by our zodiac sign or ascendant, pigeonholed by...
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22/04/2020

Aging and anatomy in retouching

Facial aging is a dynamic process involving the aging of soft tissue and bony...
Foto von Luis Quintero von Pexels
07/04/2020

How to reduce file sizes – from RAW to PSD to JPEG

Large amounts of data are generated during post-production – previews, composites, layered and non-layered...
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25/03/2020

New tutorial – Limited Time Offer

There is excellent news for all our German fans! In the course of the...
2-Point Curve as best option to do Dodge&Burn
07/01/2020

Dodge & Burn – Different methods compared

Dodge & Burn is a subject where opinions differ. There are many ways to...
File structure to display the right black and white version for D&B
07/12/2019

Luminosity vs Brightness

Conny Wallström posted a video on YouTube about “Brightness vs. Luminosity inside of Photoshop”....
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07/11/2019

The “Solar Curve” (Solarization curve)

What is the “Solar Curve”? The “Solar Curve” looks like a wave created from...
banding on background
07/10/2019

Banding – the whole truth in a nutshell

Presumably, each of you knows: You retouched forever on an image, retouched the fingers...
classic-couch-fashion-magazines
07/09/2019

Image perception and mechanisms in advertising

“Our language culture is in a rapid transition to a visual culture” (Franke, 1997,...
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22/08/2019

The ethnical responsibility in beauty retouching

I recently had an interview on the ethnical responsibility of retouching. I found the...
07/08/2019

Retouching relevance of footage

Almost every one of us is seeking a change of one kind or another....
Magazine page (Fendi advertising) with retouching lable
22/07/2019

Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2019

MK Retouching investigated different Vogue Paris on retouching lables in 2019 after the first...
Magazine page with Photographie retouchée including model with clothing, handbag (Hermes)
07/07/2019

Advertising with and for women?

Presence of advertising Media are everywhere: They reinforce values, offer models of behavior, shape...
Book from MK Retouching with studies about the retouching lable Photographie retouchée
22/06/2019

Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2018

MK Retouching investigated popular fashion magazines on retouching labels in research in Paris. These...
Magazine page - Special Collection Gigi Hadid for Vogue eyewear - with retouching lable
07/06/2019

Warning signs for adverts: The French retouching label “Photographie retouchée”

Background to the adoption of legal measures In France, studies have come to the...
Metro station advertising with retouching lable for Galeries Lafayette - Printemps - Été Collection Paris
22/05/2019

Retouching label “Photographie retouchée” – A tour through France

Presence of the retouching label in public How to deal with an avoidable retouching...

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