3 hour course
Kaela Speicher Photography has retouched for ModCloth, American Eagle, Deka Lash and other small to large companies and clients. Aside from photography, her background stems in the Fine Arts with drawing and painting. Accordingly, Kaela has a unique approach to retouching that reflects her knowledge of lighting, human anatomy, and maintaining natural skin texture. She has studied the courses of world renowned retoucher, Pratik Naik of Solstice Retouch and has attended retouching workshops by fashion photographers Lara Jade and Emily Soto. Kaela’s work has been internationally published in fashion magazines and she is thrilled to share her retouching techniques with you!
Workflow and image prep from Lightroom to Photoshop.
Retouching with a Wacom tablet in Adobe Photoshop.
Live retouching of a portrait from start to finish.
Non-destructive retouching with color correction, skin clean up, dodge and burn, flyaway removal, wrinkle reduction, dust removal, and shaping for hair, body, and clothes.
Color correction for skin color consistency.
Color theory and color grading using the Infinite Color Panel.
Voluntary critique of your current retouching.
Q and A session with trouble shooting.
Interested in expanding upon a specific area of photography? Great! Let’s focus on that area to get you in the direction you need to go to grow. Select a topic and let’s get the photography ball rolling! This session is open to beginner to advanced level photographers. Advanced photographers must be 2 hours outside of Pittsburgh. Skype sessions are available.
Topics can include:
Business practices and how to approach pricing
Branding - SEO, social media, web design, logo
Website constructive critique
How to shoot in manual mode
How to select a lens
Studio and natural lighting
Lightroom, Photoshop, or retouching basics
How to pose (see our Iconic Image Workshops)
How to bid for commercial jobs
Marketing and advertising
+ many more!