How to cheat and why

The truth about cheating

I’ve used the word ‘cheating’ in the title of this book in two ways. The most obvious is that I’m describing how to make images look like photographs when they’re not. In this sense, it simply means creating photographic work without the need for a dedicated studio.

The other sense of ‘cheating’ is finding shortcuts to help you work more quickly and more economically. Wherever possible, I’ve used the quickest solutions we can find to achieve the results.

The work-throughs in the book vary from a single effect or technique to more complex projects comprising several individual techniques; these can be taken and used individually enabling you to pluck out a particular section to use with your ...

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