I absolutely love training people and passing on as much knowledge as I can possibly squeeze into a session.

The retouching training is completely bespoke to you and the level you’re at (so don’t worry if you’re a complete beginner).  Sessions are held at my studio where we can retouch images I’ve taken in the past … or fresh new photos from a model shoot we can do together … or we can retouch any of your images that you’d like to bring along.  Whichever you decide, I’ll ensure you walk away bursting with new knowledge.


• Basics to Advanced : Lightroom, Capture One, Photoshop • Using a graphics tablet • Initial image processing • General digital clean-up • Skin and hair retouching (various methods) • Compositing and cutting-out • Colour grading • Special effects / Finishing touches • Sharpening techniques • Perfecting output for print and web


It’s £50/hour for training, and all you need to bring is yourself, a notepad or laptop, your own images you’d like us to work through (optional), and I’ll provide the rest (plus lunch + refreshments for any bookings over 4 hours).

For anyone who likes to train from the comfort of their own home, I can also offer ‘watch and follow’ screen-share training via Skype.

Simply contact me via the contact page and we can discuss potental dates.  I look forward to helping out!



  1. Thoroughly recommend Richard! When I was starting up, he gave me a great insight into filmmaking and photography! Richard makes things look easy with his friendly approach and willingness to listen and understand his students! Don’t wait any longer, book the guy while you still can! 🙂

  2. Was nice meeting you and thanks again for this morning. The balance between theory, tips and hands on shooting was all perfect and exactly what I needed right now.

  3. Hi there, I’m looking at purchasing a half or full day session for my wife as a gift. She is already of a standard as she has worked with Photoshop before but would like to break her way in to the industry, I think she’d love it. Thanks in advance,

  4. Do you do online training?
    Also… I am an artist in Australia. Would you provide a retouching service for me even though I am so far away?
    Kind regards.

  5. Just wanted to thank you so much for helping me and Tanya out with our photography and videography. This whole experience has motivated me so much so thank you again for everything you’ve done for me and Tanya, it helped a lot!

  6. Hi Richard Wakefield,

    We’re Kevin Leong & Kim Yeap, husband and wife team.
    I am a photographer and Kim a professional makeup artist.
    We are owners of Kevin & Kim.
    We are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    I just joined on yesterday.
    I LOVE the photos that you posted and the BTS setup.

    While browsing thru your website, I found something that I would like to learn on image editing.

    I would like to ask you how do you edit a photo in one of your sample shown in your photoshop retouching training.

    I have snap shot it but couldn’t post it in this email as there’s no place for attachment.

    Hope we can discuss about it thru our emails.

    Yours sincerely,
    Kevin Leong

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