When it comes to photography, you have to wonder who your audience is. Who are you trying to talk to when you share your photos in hopes of ultimately booking more clients? Who are you trying to impress? A couple years ago, I wrote How Different People Looks at Photos, talking about how different people are looking at different things when they judge photos.Read More
Retouching sucks. I love it. But it sucks. It’s the most time consuming part of my day and a beauty photo edit can take 3 hours with no breaks. The more I notice the little things, the longer an edit can take. I went from being able to edit a photo series in 2 days to 2 weeks. Because of this, I’m trying to find new ways to be more efficient with my retouching. I’m not talking cutting corners, but finding all the ways to cut out distractions to make the process run as smooth as possible.
Below are some of the ways I’ve been able to cut down time or limit distractions while not changing the quality of the edit.Read More
I wrote this in January 2018 when CVS first released their press release, but never finished it or added the imagery I usually add. But there are so many more companies coming out and praising anti-retouching that I still wanted to post this.Read More
I’m starting a Q&A series. Let’s see where this goes. In this one I talk about how you can’t just be knowledgeable as a photographer or MUA or whoever. One of the best things you can do to better your creativity is to learn about other aspects of the creative process. If you’re an MUA, learn a little about retouching or photography. As a photographer, learn about makeup and hairstyle.Read More
Today's biggest issue with Instagram is that the timeline is all sorts of messed up. You don't see posts from everyone you follow, your audience is segmented off and not everyone gets to see your work, and if you scroll too far, posts are 3 days old. I'm not going to sit here and say it's perfect and everyone is an idiot. That's not the case at all. I think the frustration is real and deserved, just the end goal isn't the right answer.Read More