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Lightroom Transformations: Realizing your vision with Adobe Lightroom plus Photoshop, First Edition by Martin Evening

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4. Dodging and Burning

AND WHY WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET

Why We Need to Manipulate Our Images

There is nothing new about image manipulation. Photographers have been doing this in the darkroom long before technology gave us the tools to process our photographs digitally. If you study the work of well-known photographers, such as Sebastião Salgado and Josef Koudelka, you will discover just how much dodging and burning was done at the darkroom stage to create some of their most iconic images. Some photographers still regard this as cheating. Perhaps they assume the camera faithfully records everything they saw at the time the picture was taken. However, if you consider how our eyes actually perceive the world, you’ll realize this ...

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