Being able to automate repetitive parts of a retouching workflow in Photoshop directly translates into a saving of both time and money. This saving could make the all the difference in meeting or missing a deadline or making it home early to see your family. How can you make it a reality? Actions are certainly one option however they are severely limited to straight repetition of the original steps. Scripting is actually the answer that you have been looking for. Think of scripts as intelligent actions on steroids.
Whether you're a professional or amateur, it can be easy to get caught up in the ceaseless cycle of business, critique, planning shoots, etc. Sometimes, we need a reminder of what good a camera can do for our mental and emotional health, and this great video serves as that reminder.
If you find yourself doing the same tasks over and over in Photoshop and you haven't yet looked into actions and batch processing, you're missing out on a great way to automate large parts of your workflow and save lots of time. This great video will show you everything you need to know.
To be a good portrait photographer, you of course need to have solid lighting and shooting skills, but that's not all of it. Being a great portraitist take a strong ability to connect with your subjects, and this great video investigates why empathy is the key to doing that.