Naami Mohamed with Rick Rose

Naami Mohamed with Rick Rose

Bringing out the best in a Beauty shot like this calls for keeping the retouching work subtle. The trick is to strike the right balance between perfect and human. And this demands paying careful attention to make sure the skin keeps that natural texture while bringing...
She's Alive! with David Zaitz

She's Alive! with David Zaitz

When David Zaitz got the assignment from Dailey Advertising to create some photos for an upcoming campaign featuring Alive Multi-Vitamins he knew he’d need a little extra magic to get just the image he envisioned. And that was when he called me. The idea behind...
Gary Oldman with Michael Murphree

Gary Oldman with Michael Murphree

When it’s a shot of someone like Gary Oldman it’s gotta look great! So when photographer Michael Murphree got the assignment to shoot Gary he called on me to help make sure everything looked just right. With shots like this much of the work involves making...
Compositing Workshop for ASMP Portland: Nov. 9th

Compositing Workshop for ASMP Portland: Nov. 9th

 The Digital Transformer, Dennis Dunbar: Compositing Secrets of the Pros Join us on Saturday, November 9th for a workshop with Digital Transformer Dennis Dunbar!In this workshop Dennis shares many of the techniques he uses to make complex composite images from Movie...
Ehancing the Mood with Color

Ehancing the Mood with Color

Anyone who’s a fan of the movies knows that Color sets the tone and the mood of the movie. The same is true with photographs. The right color treatment can turn a good shot into a “Wow!” shot, adding just the right sense of drama that brings it to...

Bringing Out the Drama

When most people think of CGI images they think magical renders of perfect products where every detail pops out in just the right way. And while they’re right, a great image can be magical, getting that magical image can be just as much work with a CGI image as...

Beach Fashion

Philippe McClelland called on me to help out with an editorial fashion shoot he was about to shoot on one of the beaches near Los Angeles. Given the predictable June Gloom that sets in over LA’s beaches throughout the month these images needed a little work to...

V for Grand Victoria

When Roger Hagadone got the assignment to create a series of ads for Chicago’s Grand Victoria Casinos he knew he’d need an extra bit of Photoshop Magic to create the final images and that’s when he called on me to collaborate with him on the project....

Angelina with Michael Murphree

When the subject of the photo is Angelna Jolie it’s gotta look perfect. Careful attention must be given to making sure the image shows beautiful skin texture while keeping the image looking “real”. This requires a highly skilled touch to make sure...

The Big Photo Show

May 4th & 5th The Big Photo Show was held at the LA Convention center. Christian from the LA Photoshop User Group asked me to do a couple of presentations at their booth during the show. This demo was on my Beauty Retouching workflow and as you can see it drew...