Un-Retouched Images of Models I Created on Sandy Puc’ Tour 2012

Un-Retouched Images of Models I Created on Sandy Puc’ Tour 2012

I shot in five cities while on the Sandy Puc’ tour: Chicago, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Columbus, and Cleveland. In each area I showed people how to shoot images that don’t need retouching.

Here are some of the images I created in those cities. All of these images have no retouching, no skin effect smoothing, no brightness adjustments, and no color temperature correction.

I did however use my computer time as an investment into my pretend sale rather than using it to correct problems. That means I used some of my products found here in the store to create some unique effects. I did all work, including downloading and picking images, and adding edges and other effects right in front of the crowd. Everything was done in minutes.

The majority of products that I used here were my Power Pack Actions, Edgy Edges, and Swag Bag Texture Overlays. I also used my Contessa Fleur Collection and my Auto-Paint Brushes for Photoshop.

You may also want to referrence two articles as well to understand my particular workflow or rather, how to take the “work” out of “workflow.”

Straight image, no work, no effects.
Same image taken one direction using textures and overlays and edges.
Another version of the same image, different textures, fleurs, and edges applied.
Lit with one light. My Power Pack Actions, with an Edgy Edge applied.
Power Pack Action for the color effect, and an Edgy Edge applied.
Products applied: Swag Bag Textures, Edgy Edges, Power Pack Actions.
I painted this in front of a crowd in minutes using my Auto-Paint Brushes for Photoshop, and then I added an Edgy Edge to clean it up a bit more.
Image was converted to b&w and toned using my Lightroom presets. I then added an Edgy Edge in Photoshop.
Products applied: Power Pack Action for color toning, Swag Bag Textures, and an Edgy Edge.
Straight image with nothing but an Edgy Edge.
Products Applied: b&w conversion and toning with Power Pack Actions, then an Edgy Edge.
Products Applied: Power Pack Action and Edgy Edge.
This image is a painting that I created in minutes using my Auto-Paint Brushes for Photoshop.
Another painting from an image using my Auto-Paint Brushes for Photoshop.
Power Pack Action, Contessa Fleur, and Edgy Edge applied.
Products applied: Power Pack Actions, Contessa Fleur, and Edgy Edges.
Power Pack Action for color toning, then Edgy Edge applied.
One of my last images of the night, I was showing how to light dark on dark and create dimension. Only an Edgy Edge applied.
One more of this model. Only an Edgy Edge applied.

Hopefully between seeing me speak, seeing these images created in front of you, viewing them here, and reading the articles that I linked above, you’ll really understand how I’m creating such interesting images without any extra post-production work.

My system is to do everything I can in camera so that I don’t have to do anything in Lightroom. Then I do everything in Lightroom so that I don’t have to do anything in Photoshop. Then I use my Photoshop time for fun. This really is how you take the “work” out of “workflow.”

Good luck and Happy Shooting!