I usually publish tutorials on the CLH site every saturday morning, but today it was my colleague photographer Roger Lleixà’s turn. He talks about zone editing and give some useful tips on how to modify light in a picture only in some areas.

You can read it in just a few minutes (if you know Spanish) and who knows, you might learn something new. I did.

Take a look at it HERE.


I have been asked many times how do I edit my images. I’m not showing off. It is true that from time to time I get some emails from people I don’t know asking me about the tools I use to edit my pictures.

I don’t mind to share some of my tricks and techniques, but there is no way I will share all my secrets about editing. I think we all have to keep something for ourselves so our images with have that personal touch.

Today I was editing an image from a recent shooting. And I was listening to one of my favorite singers: Eric Hutchinson.

This guy is awesome. Not only does he sing great, but he seems like a really nice guy. I love his music and every time I listen to his songs, I know the work I’m doing will look nice.

So there goes one of my secrets for editing. Listen to some cool music. Music that can really inspire you and make you wanna create something really worth watching. Eric Hutchinson inspires me and pushes me to become a better photographer and retoucher.

This is the image I have been working on the whole afternoon.

And this is Eric Hutchinson’s new song that I have been listening over and over again for the whole day. I just love it. I wouldn’t have done a good work if it wasn’t for this guy.

Get to know great Eric Hutchinson better over at his OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

I keep using a retro mind (and effects) when editing pictures. Now I tend to include lots of light leaks and desaturate more and more. My goal? Achieve a cinema look that maintains the photographic feel. It won’t be easy, but sure will be a hell of a ride.

Next is a sample of the new series of images I will be posting to my official site in the following days.

You can view my SITE here and my Flickr gallery here also.

All images on this post are © Copyright of Calvin Dexter. Do not use any of the images here without asking me first. If you do, I will know and I will kick your fat ass.