Retouching Glamour Headshots

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This image was sent to me by a Member and I was asked to make a movie of how I do my retouching process. That is what we do for each other on the Every step of my process is explained…if you are on the Pro4uM…and you are looking for where all the actions and movies and where the workflow system can be downloaded, go here:


There are literally thousands of actions and tips and tricks on the Pro4uM like you will find in this video. You should join our family of professional photographers from all over the world.

WPPI | 02-25-15

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This video was released on the Pro4uM over 3 years ago. This is the time of the year when there are a bunch of photography conventions. This video was a way of getting all the Pro4uM members together.

From time to time we get together face to face and this is another reason why members of the Pro4uM is such a strong community. You should join!

Famous Quotes | 02-23-15

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In this video we do a bunch of famous quotes. Check it out and see how these famous quotes relate to professional photography.

It is amazing some of the quotes made by others how it relates to professional photography.

There are over 2,000,000 post like this on the Pro4uM from photographers all over the world. Why not join our community of professional photographers.

Adobe Photoshop Actions | 02-21-15

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Let’s talk about Adobe Photoshop Actions. You really need to learn to use them. But more than that, you need to learn to “Make” them! On the Pro4uM we have thousands and thousands of Photoshop Actions that other photographers have uploaded over the year.

A Photoshop Action is like an old time VCR that you used to click “Record” on when you wanted to record a program on TV. A Photoshop Action is exactly like that. If you catch yourself doing the same thing over and over again in Photoshop, click “RECORD” on your “ACTIONS” pallet and make an action. That way, the next time you go to do that sequence of steps, all you have to do is hit play.

NEXT, assign an “F” key to that action so all you then do is hit that “F” key on your keyboard and the action will run. To assign an F key, open up the action pallet and double click the action. This is where you then assign that F key.

So many photographers use ACTIONS. On the Pro4uM we have had ACTION exchanges, where everyone contributes actions and everyone get’s to download all the actions contributed. We have had ACTION REQUESTS….where you ask for something to be done and then someone creates the action for you.

With over 2,000,000 posts on the Pro4uM, a substantial part of that is Adobe Photoshop Actions!!!!! We even have a whole section on the Pro4uM devoted just to Actions.

So, if you have been thinking about joining, here is a HUGE reason to sign up. Many do just that. They sign up on the Pro4uM, download a bunch of actions and then read a bunch of posts. If that is you… is the time to join our little community of professional photographers from all over the world.

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How To Make – DIY – A Photo Booth | 02-03-15

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Have you ever wondered how to make a Photo Booth that you can use in your business? Here is my Kirk Voclain Photography PhotoBooth System!!!! If you need some extra money….it’s just way cool!!! The Photo Booth has been around for some time. But because of DIGITAL and the abilities that we have, owning your own Photo Booth is a snap. You may actually find that you already have all of the parts necessary to have one right now in your studio.

As professional photographers we just love Do It Yourself, DIY, projects. We love the tinkering and setting up. It’s part of our DNA! So, enjoy this little video and you will have your own Photo Booth Soon.

This video and many, many like it was released on the many many years ago. If you would like to get all the specs and list of things you need, just join up on the Pro4uM and get the list.

The Pro4uM has been around for almost 25 years. We have over 2,000,000 posts on the Pro4uM. Our goal is to help you become successful. There is an enemy to our great profession. That enemy is all of the cheap cell phones, and cheap digital camera where everyone thinks they are a professional photographer. We know that being a professional is much, MUCH more than just snapping a picture. Being a professional is SERVICE and helping your clients.

That is our goal on the Pro4uM. We offer you an edge with information, and ideas, like this DIY Photo Booth Idea. Imagine you could interact with all of the photographers at a Professional Photography Convention. EVERYONE. That is what being on the Pro4uM is all about. It is EVERYONE helping EVERYONE becoming the best they can be.

Let us help you and your business to be all that it can be. Join our family. Join our community of shakers and movers in the great professional photography industry.

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Nick Porcaro | Pro4uM Success Story | Making a Million Dollars

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This is the Pro4uM Success Story of Nick Porcaro. As told by him!

This is the Success Story of Nick Porcaro: Ten years ago I was a complete noob to photography and someone I met at a local photography meeting suggested I should check out the ‘Kirk is a nut,’ she told me, ‘but you won’t believe how much you’ll learn in a short amount of time!’

So I plunked down my money and began to read every post I could. I was amazed at how much sharing was going on! And of course I was seeing some incredible work from some incredible photographers.

I spent the next six months reading through old posts and trying to keep up with the newer stuff. Eventually I worked up the nerve to start asking some questions and attended a workshop one of the 4um members was hosting. At the workshop I got to meet some fellow Pro4uM members and spent a weekend building long lasting friendships and filling my brain with all kinds of information.

Not too much later I was photographing my first senior client and worked up the nerve to post some of my initial work. I received a bunch of helpful, constructive criticism about posing, lighting, composition and all kinds of stuff I didn’t even know I needed to know. Stuff I still think about on shoots 10 years later.

But the comment that stuck with me most was Kirk’s. He said, ‘You’re going to make a million dollars in this business’. I laughed to myself reading his comment and showed it to my wife. She laughed harder than I did.

Now, ten years later, I’m about to pass the million dollar mark in total sales since inception some time later this year. If you told me when I first subscribed to the, people would spend a million dollars on my photography, I would have said you were nuts. But here I am. I did it. And it’s all thanks to everything I learned on the and from Kirk, who told me I’d do it.

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Thank YOU NICK!!!!! Here are some samles of the kind of work Nick does and what he has learned from the and why his such a great Success Story.

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Nicks Work is Stunning!

As you can see from this Success Story, and from the work that Nick is putting out, he actually did what I said he would do all those years ago. WHY is that the case? Well his success story give it away. He was willing to try, and willing to put in the work.

Are you a struggling Professional Photographer? Have you been trying to connect the dots and get to the point where you and your family can rely on professional photography as a way of making a comfortable living for yourself? The Pro4uM is probably the missing puzzle piece.

Let’s face it, Professional People make whatever they are doing look easy. Have you ever watched a Professional Quarterback, or Golfer, or any sport do what they do? They make it look like ANYONE can do it. But the fact of the matter is that it’s just not that simple. Professionals need to be coached, taught, helped to become the very best that they can be. This is where the Pro4uM comes in.

Have you ever heard the expression, “…iron sharpens iron”? This is what the Pro4uM is. It is a collection of Trained, experienced Professional Photographers from all over the world. Our goal is to make each other better.

The Pro4uM boasts over 2,000,000 posts. It has been around for almost 25 years. That is long, long before their ever was a thing called Facebook Groups. We have a whole bunch of Success Story just like this one of Nick. Do you want to be the next?

The Pro4uM has a very elaborate “Searching” system to allow you to seek out the instruction you are looking for. Do not muddle through Facebook Groups HOPING to find a little nugget or 2. Hoping to be logged in just at the right time when you hope there will be someone talking about something that is going to help you.

Join the Pro4uM today and become the very best Professional Photographer that you can be. WE want to help you with your education and we want you to lean all there is to know about Professional Photography.

Making a Million Dollars is NOT impossible. You could be the next Success Story.

If you think that making a Million Dollars is totally impossible, let me help you see how it really is not that difficult to do. You could be our next Success Story!

Let’s break this down to a 12 year goal. So we divide 1 Million by 12 and we end up with just over $83,000 a year. If you again divide that up into 12 months, you now have $6,944 a month as a goal. This will get you to 1 Million dollars in just 12 years.

OK, see my logic? You have to do this one step at a time. So, how do we get to roughly $7000 a week? Well, first of all, your photography better be good! You have to get close to $2000 a week to pull this off. The better the photography, the better your chances of success.

My first piece of advice if you are going to pull this off is to carefully examine your pricing. I’m pretty sure that if you are just starting out, or maybe if you have been in the business for some time, you are probably pricing your photography too cheap! So, just this one little tip could literally double what you are currently making in Professional Photography.

We have a ton of other advice that is currently on the Pro4uM! So why not take this opportunity to join our family of experts and become the best that you can be.

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Professional Photography Education | Online Photography Forum | Learn Pro Photography Community

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Professional Photography Education is one of my passions. With that said, let me warmly welcome you to the Pro4uM! We are glad you are here! There is no other place online that you can be to better further your photography education than right here.

We really want to help you become the very best Professional Photographer on the PLANET!!!!!! Your success is our success. Over the years we have seen thousands of photographer come to the Pro4uM with little or no knowledge and experience. With in 1 year or less they have grown into first class photographers who are more than supporting their families and their lifestyle.

First, the Pro4uM is not a free site. It is for Professional & Aspiring Photographers only and as such, it is a pay site. No part of the Forums that make up the Pro4uM are free. With that said, there are huge advantages to a community like this being exclusive and private the way it is. First and foremost, it attracts some of, if not THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS in the world! Some of those who post regularly on the Pro4uM are by far photographers like none else you will find. They know lighting, and posing and style. They know what is and is not good. But most of all they know business. Anyone can fire off a camera at 10 frames a second and 2 thousand pictures later end up with a good one. However, on the Pro4uM you will find a collection of Professionals who not only know how to take those image but then, more importantly know how to sell them.

If your goal is to get better in this great profession, you really have come to the right place!

So, let’s get started! Let’s go to the “Forums” part of the Pro4uM.

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Kirk Movie 01-03-15 | Extra Income Ideas | Pro4uM | USA

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So here is a crazy idea…what if we started doing all the things that others are not interested in doing at weddings??? Making Albums and such. Today’s Wedding photographers only want to shoot and burn. HOWEVER, there is so many other ways of making some money connected with Wedding Photography.

Check out the video here from 2 years ago and let’s talk about it on the If you think this is a great idea, remember, Pro4uM Paid Members got this idea 2 years ago! Can you imagine what other awesome ideas we have talked about since? And what we will be talking about from here on.

Join our little community and start making a difference in your career today.

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Let’s Talk About Posing Hands | by Gary Box | Pro Photography Education

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Posing Hands by Gary Box | Professional Photography Education

This blog post on Posing Hands is a submission by the world famous Gary Box. Gary has some great idea about Posing Hands and some awesome suggestions on the

To see this post about Posing Hands on the Pro4uM, you will need to be a paid member. The post is located in the High School Senior Section. Just Click the Link if you are a Paid Member of the Pro4uM to read this post.

Enjoy this little snippet on Posing Hands, we how it helps you in your professional photography career. We hope you become an expert at Posing Hands.

“Posing Hands” Post from the

Another thread spawned this one. I posted about how a hand pose was not very natural. So I thought I would post a bunch of examples of some of the things we do with hands. First of all, if you don’t have to show them, leave them out. If you have problems posing hands, avoid it.  But you can’t always. So here are some things we do with them:

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First, if you put them on a hip (which we don’t do a whole lot), I prefer thumbs back and fingers forward, with the wrist DOWN, as if at rest. Or you can place them fingers down more on the back of the hip. I rarely like fingers and thumb all pointing forward. The hand does not rest real well like that, so it is not natural.

More often, we prefer to rest them using a pocket. A thumb or fingers in a pocket is naturally at rest. You can use front pocket or rear, shot from the front or the back. Again, wrist should be down, at rest, the hand is holding it.

Notice the examples of the hand and hands here:

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