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| p.2 #6 · Need some help learning how to be GOOD at Photoshop |
Most photographers hate retouching since they have been misled to falsely assume they could get it right in camera if they just keep shooting with newer and fancier gear. The Kosher way of doing it for some of the world's most successful professional photographers has been hiring the world's best professional retouchers. Here is an eye-opening piece for those who are really interested in the topic.
In other words, you just can't simply get it right in camera, I am afraid.
+1 ... i.e. It ain't finished, till it's been finished.
I think that's why they once called it Photo Finishing ... my preferred way to think about it rather than photo-shopping or retouching. There's a similar corollary in woodworking that goes (crudely remembered) something like this:
"A great finisher can make a mediocre carpenter look good ... whereas, a mediocre finisher can make a great carpenter look not so good."
I really need to find the correct reference someday, but with a little thought, you get the gist.