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Retouching

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....
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...
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07/06/2021

Photography in the time of early COVID-19

As 2020 reached its dramatic conclusion, and the world approached the one-year anniversary of...
22/05/2021

A heart-warming Story of Nina Kramberger

It’s easy to see at the moment how the Coronavirus pandemic is not psychologically...
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22/03/2021

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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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...
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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...
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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....
Magazine page (Fendi advertising) with retouching lable
22/05/2020

Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2019

MK Retouching investigated different Vogue Paris on retouching labels in 2019 after the first...
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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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07/01/2020

The “Solar Curve” (Solarization curve)

What is the “Solar Curve”? The “Solar Curve” looks like a wave created from...
2-Point Curve as best option to do Dodge&Burn
07/11/2019

Dodge & Burn – Different methods compared

Dodge & Burn is a subject where opinions differ. There are many ways to...
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07/10/2019

Banding – the whole truth in a nutshell

Presumably, each of you knows: You retouched forever on an image, retouched the fingers...
Book from MK Retouching with studies about the retouching lable Photographie retouchée
22/08/2019

Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2018

MK Retouching investigated popular fashion magazines on retouching labels in research in Paris. These...
07/08/2019

Retouching relevance of footage

Almost every one of us is seeking a change of one kind or another....
Magazine page - Special Collection Gigi Hadid for Vogue eyewear - with retouching lable
07/07/2019

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

Background to the adoption of legal measures In France, studies have come to the...
Photo by Lukas Gevaert from Pexels
07/06/2019

The ethnical responsibility in beauty retouching

I recently had an interview on the ethnical responsibility of retouching. I found the...
22/05/2019

Biological mechanisms that defines beauty

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