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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Focal Press

Focal Press Books

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Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest


Real Retouching

Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in April's Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest! Our April guest judge, Carl Heilman II, is selecting the winners, and they will be notified shortly.

The theme for May's contest is "Fashion" sponsored by Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos by Chris Gatcum, and Real Retouching by Carrie Beene. Carrie will be our guest judge this month.

Carrie Beene began retouching professionally in 2000 and moved quickly into high-end ad retouching. In 2005, she formed her own retouching house, Otto Imaging, LLC and now retouches for fashion and beauty advertising through Otto and CarrieNYC ( She teaches in the MPS Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Enter your image here: Focal Press Monthly Photography Contest

Real Retouching

As you work through the clear step-by-step instructions in the book using the images provided on the bonus CD, you'll learn how to do real retouching jobs from start to finish, including each and every technical step along the way. You'll also get behind the scenes advice for talking to clients and establishing a workflow to ensure that your client gets the results they are looking for.

Focus On Photoshop Elements
Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos

From beautiful photos and lighting diagrams at all angles to the thoughts behind the photos from the photographer to a snapshot that shows what camera, ISO, shutter speed etc. were used, this new book will give you the the tools to recreate the ambiance of that photo. Light and Shoot 50 Fashion Photos is available in North America from Focal Press and our friends at Ilex Press for the rest of the world.

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