MM Artist of the Week Winner 07/11/2011
***Loaded up with work at the moment so NO TF retouching***
Although, this profile is for a retoucher, my full time job now is photography.
I've done a magazine cover, had my images make Vogue Italia, CNN, People, SWAGG, and my images in portfolios of all the major local modeling agencies. My specialties range from portfolio work for models to creative photoshop work for whatever purpose.
My goal is to create interesting distinctive superior quality photo art images. I like to continually challenge myself with different techniques and styles of Photoshop work.
I believe that good communication is key to a good collaboration. I enjoy actually talking to people in the phone as it gives me more info than just the words as well as allowing one to get answers in real time (and maybe to ask questions about the answers). If you say you are going to call, call. If I ask you to call me, call. I'll do the same for you. If I don't want to talk to you, I'll still answer the phone. Just ask my debt collectors. Avoidance is a way for weak people to handle life.
http://www.facebook.com/sterlingsteves If we are working together (and particularly locally) feel free to friend me.
You can email me at email@example.com. I also admin a couple of local facebook groups for DFW photography, modeling and local casting. Let me know if you friend me and want to be added to them.
FYI, I'm not a creepy guy looking for more than photos. I truly am doing this for the joy in creating beautiful work. I apologize to all women on behalf of the male species who choose not to act honestly and honorably. With that said, I'll happily shoot whatever you wish as long as I also get photos that I can use in my port to comfortably show basically any potential client.
I first used Photoshop over 20 years ago (yep, before it was officially released). I've had my photo work published in national magazines way back then but just dry business stuff. I used to do Photoshop training for designers.
I took a hiatus from all this for about 11+ years to pursue a business degree and career but now I'm back in this imaging world. If it can be done in Photoshop, I can do it (or at least try reeeaaallly hard ;-) ).
I decided to start shooting some of my own photos over two years ago which is what brought me to this site. I found so much more than just that here and have learned and advanced myself so much. Many thanks to all those who have added to the cause!
Feel free to check references on any of my photos. I don't take the time to continually update here as there is also facebook and website to keep up as well as the general work flow.
About my workflow.
After a shoot, I try to get galleries up within 24 hours. I will pick a few to retouch and I ask that you do too. How many images I give to you depends of course on how they turn out but also in the amount of time I spend retouching. Sometimes I will spend the equivalent of a full day on an image particularly if it involves complex retouching and compositing.