Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Podcast Wednesday That's Really Technique Tuesday

Good Morning Everybody,
Yep, that's right Hurricane Ike has blown Technique Tuesday off course and it landed here on Podcast Wednesday. Hey, no problem, it landed undamaged and I think it's a really good one. I'll have additional time next week as the Master Class will be completed so look for another podcast posted next week.

Wow! We had a great shoot with the class yesterday - that's one of my favorite images I posted above. I'll get a few more up as the week progresses. We wrapped about 6:00 p.m. last night and then all headed over to my home/studio for our day delayed Welcome Party, a little R&R, a tour of my facilities and a review of Tuesday's shoot.

We are heading out again this morning for an outdoor shoot at one of my favorite places here in town and finishing up later this morning at Drees Pavilion over looking the Ohio River valley - one of the prettiest views of the city. I'll see if I can post a prizewinner in tomorrow's post.

Anyway, on with the Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma'am! Glamor Retouching In Lightroom - LaDawn told me it was OK to use that title. So while not being politically correct, I hope you don't find it offensive. This tutorial demonstrates one of my favorite Lightroom techniques we use regularly at the studio. It involves taking a window single-light portrait and transforming it into a breathtakingly gorgeous high key "glamour" image. I just love the finished result.
Lightroom2 is my glamour retouching buddy now. I'm letting Lightroom do a lot of the "heavy retouch lifting" to produce these beautiful, stunning, images. Hit the PLAY button below to see how I accomplish these results.


  1. David, great tip and beautiful final image!

  2. Wow, great result! Many thanks for the explanation, though I don't have Lightroom.

  3. Very nice technique Mr. Ziser! I like the part with the eyes at the end. Take care buddy!

    Matt K

  4. Hello David, great tutorial... I was at your Fort Lauderdale seminar this past Thursday and wanted to see this glamour tutorial again. I learned tons of lightroom in the short amount of time.. keep up the great work and wonderful seminars!