Chapter Eleven. Retouching: Photoshop, Camera, or Both?


Photographers’ feelings about retouching their images range from: “Hey man, we’ll fix that in Photoshop” to “Photoshop? Nah, straight out of the camera.” I have to be honest, I’m a bit in between. “Why fake it when you can create it?” has become my motto over the years, and I still believe in it. I see absolutely no reason to be sloppy on location or in the studio just because we can fix it in Photoshop. Yes, of course we can fix things in Photoshop, and yes, I do fix things in Photoshop, but I won’t fix things that could have been solved before taking the shot. This method not only saves ...

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