Here’s a video on retouching photos. The trick is the photographer uses a Canon G9 $400 point and shoot and one Alien Bee light into an umbrella.
After he uses his point and shoot, the retouching takes about five hours of work in Photoshop. Worth the five-minutes to see how it’s done by the experts. Have a look around the rest of the site. It’s scary what this artist can do with a digital tablet. Of course, Vitaly Druchinin has a DVD for sale but at $149 it’s a steal.