Who and what is Bitdepth?
Bitdepth was established in 2005 by Mike Cockcroft with contributions from trusted and very talented colleagues whom he met during his time as Head retoucher at Australia’s premier photo lab Phototechnica (1999-2005) (the then go to place for
Australian fashion photographers). They were shooting for titles like Australian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire,Time, Who, Woman’s Weekly, Belle, InStyle, Gourmet Traveller, Donna Hay to mention just a few.
But then, Mike was no stranger to working on high profile accounts having already won a Cannes Lion Outdoor (JWT), Australian Writers & Art Director Award (Bronze & Silver) , Caxton Press Award, and a Folio award for a Saatchi & Saatchi press ad against Gun ownership.
In addition Mike has had a number of articles published on his techniques in Australian trade magazines and was featured in a 60min documentary on fashion retouching.
The "Our Work" section features many before and afters of work done for agencies, fashion photographers, designers, architects, furniture makers, jewellery, hotels, resorts & weddings that he has worked on sometime or another in his long career which began as a junior retoucher in 1985.
So if it’s experience you’re after you’ve have come to the right place!
If you’re a photographer graphic designer, budding retoucher or just crazy about photoshop’s capacity to enhance your happy snaps you will want to sign up for Mike’s series of photoshop tutorial videos. This site features a before & after slider so you can really
see how the image has been creatively enhanced, enjoy!
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