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“Las Vegas” according to Valentina Freghetti

“I deliberately chose to use black and white to depict Las Vegas which is normally dominated by bright lights, vibrant colors and excess and to strip away it’s clichéd surface and concentrate on the less obvious, focusing on the light, shadows, shapes and lines.” This is how photographer Valentina Freghetti describes her latest work, which will be exhibited in New York this friday! The exhibition wi
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Tutorial: Skin Retouching Using Photoshop

Great tutorial on Skin Retouching using Photoshop! The process is very simple but makes drastic changes using layering. Thank you, YouTube member Sarakiesling for this great tutorial!
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Tutorial: Hollywood Orange and Teal Effect in Lightroom

There has been some slag against using this effect in film and photographs since the ever so popular Michael Bay “Transformers” saga came out.  However, if you are looking to experiment, here are some quick and easy steps using Lightroom to achieve that. 5 Quick Steps to achieve Hollywood Orange and Teal Effect: Adjust exposure & temperature. Add blacks, contrast, clarity & vibrance. Reduce noise
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Marc Jacob’s long time photographer, Juergen Teller, refused to shoot Miley Cyrus

Marc Jacob‘s long time go-to photographer, Juergen Teller, refused to shoot Miley Cyrus in Jacob’s latest 2014 Spring/Summer ad campaign.  Oddly enough, these two would have a lot in common; with Miley’s current “over-sexposed” phase and Teller’s erotic eye in photography.  Considering an editorial on the new campaign was posted just yesterday, we wanted to find out why Teller didn
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Miley Cyrus New Face of Marc Jacob’s 2014 Campaign

  Miley Cyrus New Face of Marc Jacob’s 2014 Campaign With her wispy hair, donning dark and gloomy make up, Miley Cyrus shines out of her recent obnoxiously controversial image into a more mature yet, still, a teenage angst look.  The photograph itself, shot by David Sims, is eerie and morbid.  This preview of Marc Jacob‘s ad campaign was featured in Nylon‘s February issue.  What do you guys thi
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Top 10 reasons to use Lightroom 4 software – training Studios LIC Workshop offers!

TOP 10 reasons to use Lightroom 4 software - training Studios LIC Workshop offers! 1. Quicker and easier access to RAW photos. 2. Apply keywords to images in numerous ways. 3. Built in Google Maps with Geo-Tagging ability. 4. Effectively edit specific targeted parts in image. 5. Saves changes automatically into catalog’s database. 6. Before and after views in split screen mode. 7. Search and filter through cata
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Tutorial: Hard Light Effects in Photoshop

How to make some dramatic an hard light effects in Photoshop. Video provided by PSD Box Model stock image by Marcus Ranum: http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/ Background image by Julia Starr: http://night-fate-stock.deviantart.com/ Sky stock image by Pelleron Stock: http://pelleron-stock.deviantart.com/
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Terry Richardson Inspiration

Terry Richardson is definitely in my top 5 favorite photographers. Most celebrities, brands and publications take pride in having a Terry Richardson Photo. His most famous images are usually sexual, playful and pretty in your face. Richardson’s raw technique is what keeps your eyes staring at his wonderful captured moments. Think what you may of him but this man is TALENTED! There’s nothing like seeing th
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Black and White conversion in Capture One Pro 7

Capture One Pro 7 has now a great tool for creating quality black and white images. Add the black and white tool tab to the toolbar, start experimenting with presets and then play with the hue and saturation sliders and use the curve to increase or reduce the contrast!!
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Shine Media Group – Behind the scene at Studios Lic

Another amazing shoot by Christian Conti at Studios Lic!! Check out this behind the scene clip for Shine Media Group shot by Chris LaPointe! Photography: Christian Conti Ph. Assistant: Valentina Freghetti Video: Chris La Pointe
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