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Interview

Just in case you missed it, I just stumbled upon an old interview that ran in Resource Magazine last year…
“Over a drink, Stephan Sagmiller, founder of Cyan Jack, a digital retouching team in New York City, discussed the art of his craft with an exceptional understanding for all concepts involved within the trade. Stephan’s work [...]

Layer Basics

While each image will necessitate slightly different treatment, you will save a lot of time by creating an action of the most essential adjustment layers for each type of photography so that you’re only one click away from the proper layer structure and have some consistency in your naming.  This will help you start quickly [...]

The show goes on!

The gods must have heard my call because not more than a week after my Stop Assisting talk, APA sent word about doing a retouching seminar for them.  After speaking to the amazing young talent over at Stop Assisting I was hoping for just such a thing so I could build on the dialogs that were [...]

How to work with a retoucher

A couple weeks ago I was invited to speak to the “Stop Assisting” group at the beautiful Tribecca Skyline Studios.  The item up for discussion was, “working with a Retoucher.”
At first glance, I thought it was a pretty simple topic,  I mean, how much do you need to know about outsourcing a job? but as [...]

MONTHLY NEWS + TIPS

Do you ever wonder what we’ve been up to?  well, stay in touch and subscribe to CYAN JACK News. If anything just sign up for the awesome tips,  I’m sending out great ones.  There is a new link added to the Pages on the right side of the blog called “GET MONTHLY NEWS + TIPS” [...]

New Before and Afters!

Fresh of the presses. I just put up five sweet new Before and After’s in the CJ portfolio. The Interview magazine images are up as well and the late breaking national ad campaign, “Pierre Again.”  Check em’ out

Shoot: Interview Magazine August

Another fun interview shoot with photographer Stephen Rose for the August 2009 issue of INTERVIEW mag.  I was on the streets slinging hard drives and laptops (aka. digital capture) and back in the retouching suite before you can say pesto gnocchi.  Stephen stopped by the studio to go over some color idea’s and the rest [...]

“Secrets of a top retoucher” by Popphoto

This Popphoto magazine article recently ran, a rather candid interview that I did a few months back and I thought it would be fun to post it here for those of you who don’t know me personally.  It says a little about how I got evolved in retouching / digital capture and wee bit about [...]

Shoot: Interview Magazine June/July 2009

We spent a day on the beach working with the talented Stephen Rose, for this awesome swim story in Interview Magazine. (see above.)  Stephen had us join the team to help carry over and refine his film based style  using digital capture.  We set up a great location tether and download station on location for [...]

ColorChecker fever

The 24 Patch Classic ColorChecker has been in use in photography since 1976 and sometimes I would swear it just came out yesterday because very few professional photographers and retouchers have a clue how to use it and read it. I’ll go over the most popular uses of the ColorChecker in detail below.
The Classic [...]