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Vintage Pinup and Boudoir Retouching tutorial

Vintage Pinup and Boudoir Retouching

tutorial is sponsored by the generously donated pinup images of Kelly @ Bay Area Pinups

This is some of the fun vintage effects achieved with the Vintage packages, video guide after the jump:

Vintage Pinup and Boudoir Retouching tutorial


Techniques for higher creativity

Here is a podcast download of my presentation to the venerable Foundation Workshop attendees and staff Titled Techniques for Higher Creativity

If this podcast has opened your mind, please show your support by purchasing these two items in support of my creative communication – First the song by Delirium

Tectonic Shift – Delerium - Best Price $0.99

Second, show your gratitude by purchasing the presentation through the create cart – to help make sure more presentations are availabe in the future:

Creativity Techniques - iPhone iPod video

If you would like more information from the speaker quoted in the presentation here is a link to his training materials titled “Doing Business Supernaturally 201″

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Golden Touch Video Tutorial


Golden Touch Video Tutorial – $19.00 

Golden Touch Video Tutorial

The Golden Touch Series:

The Golden concept

Here’s a personal introduction for the Golden Touch Series

The Golden Touch package of products is my contribution to a holistic method of thinking and experimenting with a particular style of images/imagery.  The core training piece is a 720p HD training video that is my creative brainstorm + technical tips + workflow tricks + guided meditation.  I think it’s a unique experience and tremendous value at a running time of 1h.  The video training is my most hardcore advice on powerful color correcting tips that push color theory to the max; daily workflow advice from a guy who processes a few thousand images a week; to heartfelt searching and receiving inspiration. I believe this set of tools will pay you back 10 times your investment as you incorporate the golden look into your artistry.

The Golden Touch Series:

Golden Touch Monochrome Golden Touch Video Tutorial

Golden Touch Texture Set Golden Touch Complete Package

Coming soon as a followup – the Vintage package

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Contest: Going Wireless with Strobist and PocketWizard

Contest: Going Wireless with Strobist and PocketWizard « Pocketwizard Blog

Creativity with wireless triggering is key to this contest. Show us your best, most creative use of going wireless with radio triggering. And detail, detail, detail! Explain your setup well so everyone can understand what it took to make your vision come alive.

All videos must be tagged “pocketwizardstrobist” to qualify. The judging panel will be David Hobby of Strobist and Phil Bradon from PocketWizard.

In addition, photos may also uploaded to Flickr tagged “pocketwizardstrobist” with link to the YouTube video in the description.

The contest runs mid-July through end of November. Winners will be announced on the 15th of each month, beginning in August.

iDC Photo Store – Specialty gear for the photographer

iDC Photo Store – Specialty gear for the photographer

$99 Introductory price on their two disk’s chock full of great tips and training materials.

View their DVD trailer here!

Special Introductory Price $99. (Regularly $149) 
DVD with over 3 hours of jam packed content from Bruce and Maura.


  1. Lighting and Speedlite Techniques : aka Bruce’s AVAILABLE MAGIC Tricks!
  2. Cinematic Composition for Capture
  3. Artistic Application of Textures in PSD
  4. Speedy Album Production Tips and Elegant Book Design Concepts
  5. Painter X Demo for Portrait Photographers
  6. Slideshow of iDC Portraiture and Wedding Imagery
  7. Slideshow of Maura’s final 30 minute paintings from the tour

Buy your copy today

Neil opens his camera bag for you to see

Here’s a video of me emptying my camera bag of it’s contents, just for you to see what I take with me everywhere. The real fun one is the lighting case, but that’s part of the workshop – so I’ll save it for when you attend.

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Gear List:

  1. Canon 1D MarkII
  2. Canon 1Ds MarkII
  3. Canon 50mm f1.4
  4. Sigma 24mm f1.8
  5. Canon 90mm TSE f2.8
  6. Canon 135mm f2.8
  7. Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro
  8. Sigma 15mm f2.8 Fisheye
  9. Mamiya 55mm f2.8 (grown up lensbaby)
  10. Canon 550EX Shoe Flash
  11. Canon 550EX Shoe Flash

Lighting / Accessories

  1. Digital Camera Battery High Voltage Pack
  2. Canon CP-E2
  3. Canon ST-E2
  4. Manfrotto 3350 Baby kit stand
  5. Photoflex XTS Softbox
  6. Photoflex 18″ umbrella
  7. Photoflex Shoe Mount Multi Clamp
  8. Pocketwizard (2)
  9. Sunpack Readylight
  10. LumiQuest Snoot