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Dave is the owner of LA Pinups, specializing in Pinup and Boudoir Portraits in Los Angeles. He has always been a fan of Pinup and Burlesque. He is also an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom 4/5 and Photoshop CC and loves teaching photographers how to manage their images efficiently from ingesting through export.

Frequency separation: You hear this phrase all the time in the retouching world, especially when describing how to retouch skin. Frequency separation is not the most intuitive technique, but when you get a handle on it it can be used for way more than just retouching skin. It’s more accurate then just blurring skin as it […]

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What the heck are StickyAlbums? It’s a mobile app for your clients that allows them to display a gallery of photos you provide on their phones and tablets.. I don’t think these have been quite as popular in the Boudoir genre as they have in Weddings and Seniors. I must admit I have been a […]

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What is the Creative Cloud and why do I need it? There has been a lot of controversy over this. Prior to May 2012, if you wanted Adobe software, you either had to fork out for the individual applications you wanted, or you bought a Creative Suite. Now if you need more than Photoshop or […]

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  When to edit in Photoshop and the best way to do it For many photographers, using Photoshop is a daunting experience. They use Lightroom, make their adjustments and they are good to go. But what about those times when Lightroom just doesn’t cut it? Photoshop to the rescue. I want to outline the various […]

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(aka Everything you ever wanted to know about the Brush Tool in Lightroom and Photoshop) In Part 1 I talked about the Adjustment Brush Tool in Lightroom. Definitely a useful tool in your arsenal. But if you want to get into the nitty gritty of retouching, the Brush Tool in Photoshop is where it’s at.

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