Zoë Noble Education

10 top tips for making magic with motion blur

Beauty photography of model with motion blur

You may have noticed I love using motion blur in my images. It’s so random and you never know what happy “accidents” will happen! I create this effect all in camera, using a strobe light and a constant light. If you’ve ever wondered how to achieve this look, here are my top ten tips for creating […]

Pursuing a career in photography? Start with these 5 pieces of pro advice

Beauty photography of model holding flowers

Marketing is a must! Block in time every week 📧 Listen, I get it. As an English person, selling myself doesn’t come naturally.  But the reality is, it doesn’t matter how good your work is if nobody sees it! Thankfully, there are many ways to market yourself in today’s digital world, so it’s not all […]

Video: How to dodge and burn in Photoshop with Adobe

Zoe Noble: How to dodge and burn in Photoshop with Adobe

This really cool series by Adobe, hosted by Sophia Emmerich, hopes to inspire and educate other creatives so I thought it would be great to show you how I tackle dodging and burning on a beauty photo!  This is one of my fave techniques EVER because it’s non-destructive and can have a huge impact when used correctly. You can […]

Retouchers: follow these 6 tips to get perfect color

Fashion model with wet hair and brown dress

Color is one of the most important parts of visual storytelling, and one of the hardest things to master. Here are my top tips for achieving consistent, natural and emotive color in your retouching! 1. Use color to convey emotion 🔥 Color is an incredibly powerful tool in conveying emotion, so always consider the intention […]

Feeling uninspired? Here are some unlikely places to find that spark!

Fashion model in green dress walking along the beach

No matter where you’re at with your photography, it can get hard to find inspiration for your next project, especially when it feels like everyone around you is fizzing with creativity. That’s why I try to avoid looking at – and comparing myself with – other photographers, and look elsewhere for ideas. Here are some […]

Portfolio 101: How to create a website that really sells you

Black model sitting with brightly coloured lips

Whether you’re a photographer, or retoucher – or both! – you’re going to need a website that truly sells you and your skills. Here are some quick pointers to help you get your portfolio site ready, and attract the attention of your dream clients. Start and end strong Keep your best work at the top […]

Video: How to create perfect masks to change colors seamlessly in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create masks quickly so you can change colors seamlessly.  First, I’ll show you how to create a mask using the Color Range tool in Photoshop and then demonstrate how I use the Retouching Toolkit‘s Luminosity Panel to get a more refined mask.  YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO: Create a […]

Video: Learn how to color grade using Luminosity Masks, Curves and the Color Balance Tool in Capture One

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to color grade your images using luminosity masks, curves and the Color Balance Tool in Capture One Pro 12. YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO: Use Luminosity Masks Use the Curves tool Use the Color Balance tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfOsqWitBrc&t=285s&ab_channel=ZoëNoble](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfOsqWitBrc&t=285s&ab_channel=Zo%C3%ABNoble Thanks for watching! — Zoë