For years, Kristina Sherk has been a retoucher and Photoshop educator based out of Washington, D.C. She loves “translating Photoshop” for photographers and subsequently, has spoken at CreativeLive, Photoshop World, KelbyOne, Adobe, Canon, LinkedIn Learning, ImagingUSA and WPPI. She’s also a contributing author for educational publications like Shutter Magazine, Photoshop User Magazine and Lightroom Magazine.
Her name has grown to become synonymous with the term Washington DC Headshots. Starting off in performing, modeling, and theater (many years ago), also allowed her to experience the headshot session from the client’s perspective. This allowed her to note the things she liked and didn’t like about the headshot process and she set out to create the most enjoyable headshot experience for her clients
She is also the author behind three, newly released KelbyOne classes and Photoshop Café’s Fashion Retouching DVD. Check out her store for free Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions: www.SharkPixel.com/store
Kristina began swimming at an early age, and was also a dancer, before becoming a model, and renewed underwater mermaid model. FStoppers wrote a feature about her early modeling, teaching, and retouching work for photographer Chris Crumley back in 2016.
BTS image by Robert Minnick (@waybeyondproductions)
We got together with Kristina in Las Vegas, NV during a photo event for a mermaid photoshoot in 2019 and she helped us put together an installation video for the Outex Pro Kit.