About the Author
Find the creator and Editor-in-Chief Marcin Migdal's latest bio information at www.Linkedin.com/in/marcinmigdal & www.Facebook.com/MarcinMigdal Julia Kuzmenko's BIO: I started taking pictures of my friends and family as a hobby in 2006, when I was spending most of my life in a corporate office in Moscow, crunching numbers. I always loved visual arts and spent a lot of time drawing and painting when I was a child, so Photoshop became my new playground right from my first introduction to it. And soon my main job started getting in the way of my new passion. Even though it wasn’t an easy decision, I took a leap of faith and quit my job to go to Australia to study Photography and Digital Imaging. I started marketing myself and working as a commercial photographer in Melbourne right from the beginning of my Commercial Photography course. We photography students had full access to a wonderful spacious studio in South Melbourne, and very soon I started booking photo shoots for local record studios, modeling agencies, and advertising agencies. I not only photographed, but I also art directed and designed CD album covers and booklets for a few Australian musicians in Melbourne. It was an amazing-dream-come-true life for an ex-accountant! I stayed true to my passion and continued working on my skills, both lighting and post production, even after I finished my photography course and left Australia in 2010. I have been published internationally as a retoucher and photographer in the leading Beauty and Hairstyling industry magazines such as Salon International, American Salon, Hair’s How Russia, Canadian Hairdresser, and many more in the past year. I also started sharing my knowledge and skills with young photographers from all over the world through my retouching classes and eBooks in the beginning of 2012. This book was created as an inspiration source with many beautiful images, illustrations, retouching tips, and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who work in Adobe Photoshop. I hope you enjoy my collection of photos as well as the work and insights from our brilliant guest artists and get inspired to follow your dreams!