The Business of Running A Retouching Business

The Business of Running A Retouching Business

Want the consistent—and lucrative—bread and butter retouching work? Step up your business practices. Pay as much attention to logistics and communication as you do learning the latest bells and whistles in Photoshop.

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What Peter Lindbergh Taught Me About Feminism in Fashion Photography

What Peter Lindbergh Taught Me About Feminism in Fashion Photography

Female photographers have an even greater responsibility, not because of patriarchal conspiracy, but because we know the female experience. If we are, as Lindbergh says, “reflecting an image of women in society”, then who else knows women better than other women?

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How To Contact Modeling Agencies For Model Testing

How To Contact Modeling Agencies For Model Testing

Model testing is an opportunity for a photographer and model to build their portfolios together. Don’t just think of model testing as a free, TFP (trade for print) photo shoot with professional models to make pretty pictures for Instagram. A true model test should serve a greater purpose and benefit the photographer, model, and modeling agency equally.



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Social Media Is Killing Your Photography Business

Social Media Is Killing Your Photography Business

Your website is the most important piece of your marketing plan. It may not seem like it, but it is your greatest asset. When your website is set up correctly, it can help automate your business, grow your web-presence, enhance SEO, and safeguard your business from big changes in social media.

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Photographers Personalities Test Myers-Briggs

What Kind of Personality Do Photographers & Retouchers Tend to Have?

A few months back I decided to poll our Private Facebook group "The PRO EDU Community" with 11,000 members. I posted a question to see if people would participate. Within 48 hours we had 145 answers.

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Ultimate Guide on How to Shoot Narrative Photography

Ultimate Guide on How to Shoot Narrative Photography

If you’re ready to understand the elements of a good story, learn strategies to find inspiration, consider pre-production tips, and get ideas for preparing your finished photography portfolio then you’ve come to the right spot.

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Learn to Use Advanced Frequency Separation for Photoshop

Learn to Use Advanced Frequency Separation for Photoshop

Frequency separation has been used primarily within the portrait retouching world and has built a pretty bad name for itself because of how easy it is to overdo, making faces look over-processed and plastic.

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The Photographer’s Guide to Color Theory

The Photographer’s Guide to Color Theory

To better understand luminosity adjustments, watch this free section from The Science of Color tutorial. Kate uses a different technique besides Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to create her unique look.

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Portrait Lighting Tips For Studio Photographers

Portrait Lighting Tips For Studio Photographers

Controlling your photography lighting through modifiers has an enormous impact on the mood of your final portrait. It can help drive the narrative of your subject by controlling where they eye is drawn to in the image.

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Unite With Photographers in Your Animal House

Unite With Photographers in Your Animal House

Choose your animal house and unite with other photographers. Are you Black Raven, Indigo Ape, Grizzly Gray, or Iron Viper? Find out and get your free t-shirt with a PRO EDU Unlimited Plan.

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The Top Photography & Retouching Courses Online 2019

The Top Photography & Retouching Courses Online 2019

It's said that 20% of your knowledge leads to 80% of your success in business. As creative artists running our own companies as "solopreneurs" it can be a daunting task to stay on top of new techniques,

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Why Photographers Should Care About Real Estate Photography

Why Photographers Should Care About Real Estate Photography

I was pretty surprised when the guys at PRO EDU asked me to review their tutorial, Real Estate Photography with Barry MacKenzie, because I don’t care about Real Estate photography. I’ve never photographed a house in my lif

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