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Focal Press presents Real Retouching: A Professional Step-by-Step Guide, a book written by Carrie Beene to help photographers like you learn and master the process of photo retouching from start to finish. The 198-page paperback includes practical, comprehensive tutorials that teach you all the technical steps involved in the process of professional-level retouching. A supplied companion DVD includes images so that you can work through the steps as you read.
In addition to information on the actual technique of retouching, the book provides real-world, insider advice for dealing with clients and establishing the optimal workflow for delivering desired results. Whether you're a student, beginning professional photographer, or seasoned vet in the industry, you can benefit from this book and DVD. If you're just starting out, you'll be able to use the skills learned here to get work in advertising and other photographic arenas with a high demand for retouching. If you're already an experienced working shooter, you'll be able to provide a new service to your clients and make yourself even more attractive and valuable to them.
About the Author
Carrie Beene is a professional photo retoucher and educator who has done work for many of the world's most prestigious and well-known companies and publications, including but not limited to the following: Revlon, MAC, L'Oreal, Maybelline, Elizabeth Arden, Chantecaille, DEVA, Shape Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, W, OK Magazine, Paper, V magazine, Vanity Fair, iD, Allure, and Arena.
In 1982, Carrie graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in painting. She subsequently moved to NY and began painting and showing her work there, as well as in Europe and the Caribbean, throughout the 80's and 90's before going digital. In 2000, she began retouching professionally and moved quickly into the high-end advertising sector. Carrie formed her own retouching house, Otto Imaging, LLC, in 2005, and now retouches for fashion and beauty advertising through Otto and CarrieNYC. Ms. Beene teaches in the MPS Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where her classes include Beauty Retouching and the Business of Professional Retouching. Her speaking and training engagements include PhotoPlus, RetouchPRO, and PhotoshopPro webcasts, as well as frequent visiting artist lectures at the School of Visual Arts.
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Focal Press Book/DVD: Real Retouching: A Professional Step-by-Step Guide