8. Retouching Photos Like a Pro

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Cameras can be cruel devices in that they capture images with frightening clarity. Unless you are a member of the cameratoting paparazzi (who appear to enjoy making celebrities look as bad as possible), when most of us take a photograph of someone, we want to capture an expression reflective of the individual’s personality. We want to capture a moment in time in a photograph. The camera has no such agenda. It faithfully captures every wrinkle, mole, scar, and blemish on the subject. It can also, with an uncanny ability, discover double chins where none before existed, bulging tummies, shiny noses and faces, yellowed ...

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