PHOTOGRAPHY + EBOOKS + PHOTOSHOP TRAINING + VIDEOS + RETOUCHING
RETOUCHING, PHOTOSHOP, WRITING, PRODUCING
If you meet me at a party please don’t ask what I do for a living. The answer could be so long that the party’s over before I’ve finished, so I usually dodge that question. But here’s my website, so let me tell you. Some days I’m just a writer, spitting out tutorials, musings and ideas on on retouching, Photoshop. Then comes a phase where I’m combining writing with design, making the tutorials as fluid and intuitive as possible, reinforcing the concept with visuals that show the progress. On other days I’m glued to the screen with the radio and a cat for company, retouching images for other photographers and occasionally taking notes, which will later feed my books and videos. Often I stumble upon a technique by sheer accident when trying to solve a problem. I sometimes record the workflow as a video. I love producing!
TRAINING, SHOOTING (OR IN REVERSE ORDER…)
Other days I’m sitting next to you, guiding you 1-1 on how to get the best out of Photoshop and how to apply methods that have served me well as a retoucher. The best days are those where I leave the desk to go out to shoot. I was a photographer in London the 90’s and early noughties. I took it far too seriously, with sleepless nights before advertising shoots. It really got to me in the end, so I started turning down jobs and finally succeeded in turning into an amateur!
I should probably hang out more on social networks, but I prefer tangible reality to virtual reality, and nothing’s better for a retoucher’s eyes than gazing at the horizon or interacting with live people. Inspiration, colour, light, observation – it all feeds into the synergy! If you like this idea, check out the LUZIA photo courses that Ignacio Fando and I run in Cadiz.
PHOTOGRAPHY & SERVICES
Photography and Photo retouching in London and Cadiz; enjoying the best of London's urban energy and the laid-back humour and amazing locations of Costa de la Luz.
See the PHOTOGRAPHY menu for collections of new and older work. I also teach photo courses in Spain, Cadiz. Also check out Luzia Photo Course Holidays!
Retouching has been my day-job for a decade. Today my work is more diverse but I still take on interesting retouching projects.
Since 2007 I have been producing E-books and videos for advanced training in photo editing and retouching. You can download some ebook samplers from this site, and they are available at the Eureka Imaging Publications site.
E-BOOKS ON PHOTO & POST-PRODUCTION
The e-books are my labour of love. Writing makes me reflect more in-depth on my retouching technique and the possibilities and limitations of Photoshop.
VOD: TUTORIAL VIDEOS ON-DEMAND
The Streaming GryGarness onDemand channel will exclusively be available at Eureka Imaging Publications website, from the end of February (2014)