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Blog - Specific Knowledge Base

including guest authors

1 | Retouching Techniques

sharpening for billboards

Resharpening for printing

We know the problem – you want to send a (hopefully) cleanly edited image...
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The concept of sharpness

You see them again and again, totally over-sharpened images. Funny Jesus halos were created,...
Camera Lenses

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....
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The “Solar Curve” (Solarization curve)

What is the “Solar Curve”? The “Solar Curve” looks like a wave created from...
File structure to display the right black and white version for D&B

Luminosity vs Brightness

Conny Wallström posted a video on YouTube about “Brightness vs. Luminosity inside of Photoshop”....
2-Point Curve as best option to do Dodge&Burn

Dodge & Burn – Different methods compared

Dodge & Burn is a subject where opinions differ. There are many ways to...
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Banding – the whole truth in a nutshell

Presumably, each of you knows: You retouched forever on an image, retouched the fingers...

2 | Deep Dive

A Practical Approach to Refraction Photography

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

Hair science & how it affects Photography

When professionally photographing, every little thing counts. Photography equipment itself and lighting play a...
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Aging and anatomy in retouching

Facial aging is a dynamic process involving the aging of soft tissue and bony...
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Image perception and mechanisms in advertising

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

Retouching relevance of footage

Almost every one of us is seeking a change of one kind or another....

3 | Photography Benchmark

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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

Groundbreaking Fashion Photographers: Part 2

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

Groundbreaking Fashion Photographers: Part 1

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

A deep dive into the 8 most popular magazine covers

When editors and art directors come together to create a cover for their magazine...

The Art of Creating a Successful Magazine Cover

Within the magazine industry, the challenge of selling print issues has become increasingly difficult...

4 | Literature

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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...

Blog - General Knowledge Base

including guest authors

1 | Photography & Society

Type of artist & their behaviour with color; three statues with different colored plastic bags

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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Minding the Gender Gap in Photography

Photography Through the Woman’s POV It’s a remarkable achievement to have something named after...
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Photography in the time of early COVID-19

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

A heart-warming Story of Nina Kramberger

It’s easy to see at the moment how the Coronavirus pandemic is not psychologically...
Magazine page - Lois Vuitton - L'Ame du Voyage with retouching lable

Revisiting the Photographie Retouchée Label: Is it effective?

France is often described as the standard-bearer of the world for high-end culture and...
Magazine page (Fendi advertising) with retouching lable

Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2019

MK Retouching investigated different Vogue Paris on retouching labels in 2019 after the first...
Book from MK Retouching with studies about the retouching lable Photographie retouchée

Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2018

MK Retouching investigated popular fashion magazines on retouching labels in research in Paris. These...
Metro station advertising with retouching lable for Galeries Lafayette - Printemps - Été Collection Paris

Retouching label “Photographie retouchée” – A tour through France

Presence of the retouching label in public How to deal with an avoidable retouching...
Magazine page - Special Collection Gigi Hadid for Vogue eyewear - with retouching lable

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

Background to the adoption of legal measures In France, studies have come to the...
Magazine page with Photographie retouchée including model with clothing, handbag (Hermes)

Advertising with and for women?

Presence of advertising Media are everywhere: They reinforce values, offer models of behavior, shape...
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The ethnical responsibility in beauty retouching

I recently had an interview on the ethnical responsibility of retouching. I found the...

Biological mechanisms that defines beauty

What is beauty according to science? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

2 | Smart Work

light setup for post-production what you need to take into consideration

The perfect light setup for post-production (1)

Choose the right conditions and workspace for your needs and get the best results.
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Data Storage for Photographers: What you need to know

Every profession has its own unique concerns that can negatively impact the work. For...

How to identify the Hobbyist Photographer from the Professional

Photography Reaches the Everyman The turn of the 20th century introduced a groundbreaking instrument...

How to be productive: Timeular Timetracking

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

3 | MK News

MK Retouching joins Domestika

New Course – We joined Domestika!

This new course, Professional Retouching for Product Photography in Photoshop, will show you how...
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New tutorial – Limited Time Offer

There is excellent news for all our German fans! In the course of the...

Events

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