posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 04:29 AM
a reply to: SemperFried
Not at all. I am very fortunate to work on a regular basis with a couple of world-class destination photographers. These guys are all about keeping it
real. However, every single image they publish is PhotoShopped. If you compared the original image with the manipulated version you would find it very
hard to figure out what the differences were — it’s mainly to compensate for atmospheric haze and things like that. You might mess a bit with
contrast and things like that. The manipulated version has a lot more clarity and oomph. Standard practice nowadays, I’m afraid.
In the old days, when photographers shot on film, a location shoot or an itinerary meant shooting by day (for the most part) and swapping stories over
beer in the evenings. There’s none of that now; they’re all crouched over their laptops, prettying up the day’s work.
Don’t even start asking me about what’s done to images that are used in advertising and the fashion industry.
edit on 2/7/16 by Astyanax because: elaboration was called for.