New to group and first post here.

This is a shot I did 2 weeks ago. Inspired by the beauty of peacock feathers and wanted to incorporate this with my model.
Title: Vivid Mortica
Please give me your thoughts on what could be improved.
Thank you

Portrait shoot and retouch

Hello, this is one of my recent experiments in portrait photography and retouch. Would be glad to hear some critics and comments about lighting, pose and final result. Thanks!
Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: EF 85mm f/1.8
Settings: 85mm f/4 1/160 ISO-100
One light with 60x60 softbox

She's the Barber

Studio session with an old friend from college promoting her business "She's the Barber"

I lit it with a an elinchrome BX 500 RI and an filled it in with the westcott eye lighter (sn. that thing is awesome). The wall behind her is actually orange but I tweaked it a little because I wanted it to match the color of her make up a little...

Queen Jhansi

Hi everybody.

Here's on of the images from last year. I'll be much obliged for your critics of the images both from shooting to postproduction.

Thanks in advance.

C&C Please

My first atempt at "beauty photography". I hope this group can give me some critic that helps me to improve myself even more.
- Editing?
- Concept?
- Lighting?
- Composition?

P.S.: Have a nice day

Strobes lighting recommendations

I Currently I want to buy Strobe Lighting,
I have a budget of $ 2500
I want something that I can use for some time.
And have some light modifiers and can be used in field without being connected to a wall,
Any recommendations?


Hey Everyone,

Trying to clean up the hair some more in this picture. But am struggling with removing the flyaways/strays and still making the hair look natural?
As I get closer to the main bulk of hair the edges start to look weird.
Would love any advice.

Cheers Shaun

Beauty retouch

Hello Julia, hello everybody :)

This is my recent beauty work. I am trying to master skin retouching. My concern about this image is skin tone/color and texture. I feel like it's lacking something, I just can't really see what and where. Every time I look at this image I have different feelings about it. May be you can give me some tips...

Skin retouching

I have been focusing on cutting my retouching time in half and I've noticed that simply sticking with an effective workflow, staying present and focused during the process, and spending more time D&B while zoomed out are the main success factors.

My main beauty retouching steps are:

1. Raw file conversions and getting the best...

Culling and Choosing Selects

Hi Julia,

I've heard you speak many times (on YouTube and Fstoppers) about how people often have a great shoot and then choose what you feel are the wrong selects.

In preparation for your Bahamas workshop, I just produced my first full day beauty shoot at my studio. I took over 1600 photos with 4 models and honestly the hardest...

Starting in retouching

Trying to get more serious in the retouch business.
Love to retouch, and don't mind spending a couple hours in the computer.

Some CC are welcome, please.
Shoot and retouched by me

Beauty retouch

It's my first real beauty retouch, and I would like some advice on this. Feel free to tell me what do you think and if there is something you would add or remove.
Thank you so much !

Admin, please remove the post if its not related to the group .But would be great if ican get sme feedback

Posted in the Portrait group too. Re posting it here for feedback

My first real try with Skin retouching. I dont have a model to shoot with ,so i just took a shot of myself and retouched the image. Would be glad if could get a feedback . I will try the same retouching process ,if at all i get a model. Until then experiment with myself...

Removing flyaways with Median filter in seconds

I think this is an awesome time-saver (disregard the Fb video compression please):

I tried removing fly away hairs with the Median filter between the Frequency Separation layers a while ago and forgot I recorded this.

I know for sure this won't work...