The Retouch Volume 1 contains the first 12 tutorials from the Joel Grimes Academy's Core Category; The Retouch
There is are a few reasons why I do all my own retouching, including 99.9% of all my commercial work. First, when I am building a portfolio I am able to finish a shoot and immediately start processing my files and creating a finished image. No waiting and paying out the nose for a retoucher. Second, I am building a brand that is recognizable in the marketplace. My brand is everything, and having a consistent look to all my images is very important. And lastly, I am an Artist. I love seeing the process all the way through.
Joel graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984 with a BFA in Photography, and soon established a commercial studio in Denver, Colorado. Joel has been selected as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and a Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer. He has also been selected by Adobe as one of their Photoshop Feature Artists.
For over 30 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe. His assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and fifty countries around the globe. Joel currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.