beauty photography

Artist photoshops celebs to fit today’s beauty standards and the results are just sad

Feb 9, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Instagram is full of photoshopped photos of people who desperately try to fit the imposed beauty standards. I can’t say I follow them, but it…

Understand the difference between high and low key portraits and how to shoot them both

Jan 15, 2021
John Aldred

There seems to be a lot of confusion as to exactly what high and low key portraits are and the differences between them. At least,…

This comprehensive tutorial guides you through all the secrets of advanced hair retouching

May 29, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

Retouching hair in Photoshop requires a lot of patience and skill. Thankfully, there are amazing tutorials out there to help you master it, and this…

Celebface: Why everyone looks the same on Instagram

Feb 24, 2020
Allen Murabayashi

In Guns, Germs, and Steel, author Jared Diamond describes two systems of invention transmission: 1) idea diffusion: imitation of an idea, and 2) blueprint copying: literal copying…

How to use V-flats to create three different beauty lighting setups

Apr 25, 2019
Dunja Djudjic

When shooting in a studio, you can use V-flats in a variety of ways. In this video, Lindsay Adler  shows you three simple setups you…

Lighting a beauty shot – The Lighting Series #6

Dec 28, 2018
Stefan Kohler

This looks simple, but it’s a bit more complex than you think. When you are creating images that are intended for high-end retouching, you need…

What happens when you hire a $0.25 retoucher

Oct 15, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

Just like photographers, retouchers offer a wide range of services and charge different prices. In this fun video, Irene Rudnyk decided to test out what…

MAC Cosmetics shares photos with unedited female facial hair and Instagram (mostly) loves it

Oct 3, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

We’ve seen a few advertising campaigns that went Photoshop-free (or at least liquify-free). The latest company to jump on the minimal-retouching bandwagon is MAC Cosmetics,…

Five Photoshop tips from a 15 year Photoshop veteran

May 10, 2018
Dunja Djudjic

Stefan Kohler of RAWexchange recently came to realize that his oldest .psd file is 15 years old. That’s a lot of retouching, isn’t it? This…

Here is the list of all the fashion magazines and how to submit work to them

Mar 8, 2018
Dana Cole

As a photographer myself, I know how hard it can be to do a fabulous fashion or beauty editorial and then try to figure out…