about Lorie zirbes

Lorie began her career thirty years ago as a retoucher at a fine portrait studio in Clinton, Iowa. She moved on to Chicago in 1975 for more advanced on-the-job commercial training at one of the nation's largest commercial photo labs, working on prints and various photographic media for many important clients, such as well known photographers and advertising agencies. She went to San Francisco, CA in 1984, where she worked on portrait retouching by hand on negative film. Since then, she's trained to further enhance her retouching skills with the professional software Photoshop, and has come to love it. Her excitement grew as she was able to digitally restore many old and treasured family photos, many of which you can see here. Recently, she relocated to Las Vegas, NV and has struck out on her own. Her clients include international photographers and individuals from around the United States.


feature press

Lorie has been featured in a number of books and magazines about photo retouching.
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New York Institute of Photography

Lorie has contributed expert technical information for course curriculum on retouching being offered by New York Institute of Photography, the world's oldest and well respected school of photography.

Coming of Age in the West 1883 -1906

By Ted Robert Gurr

See this book on Amazon.com

Las Vegas Informer
"Photographs and Memories"

By Lorie Zirbes

photoshop book

Preserving Your Family Photographs

By Maureen A. Taylor

photoshop book

Photoshop Restoration & Retouching

By Katrin Eismann, Wayne Palmer, John McIntosh

See this highly rated book on Amazon.com

irish roots mag article

Irish Roots Magazine Article, June 2009

By Maureen Taylor


PEI Article 2003

By Katrin Eismann