Have you ever gone out, taken great photo's, and then realize everyone else is getting better results? How is this possible?!
Let me fill you in... They're photoshopping the hell out of it!
Here's the truth of the matter...All photographers photoshop pictures; especially portraits. In fact, it's now even accepted in major photo competitions; including Nikon's worldwide competition.
Okay, so you may think this is "cheating" but in the world of digital photography there's no escaping it. No one looks the way you think they do. It doesn't matter what your personal opinion is regarding "fixing" photo's, it's expected! Everyone wants to look their best, and we as consumers expect everyone to look their best! So, we not only use photoshop, but we are expected to use photoshop.
Certain photographers are sought after because they have a reputation of taking amazing photo's. In reality, when it comes to portraits, the photographer isn't actually taking amazing photo's, but they're amazing at editing!
Whether you agree or disagree with the tricks of the trade doesn't matter. What matters is whether or not the client is happy. So, next time you look at a photograph and wonder how that photographer got so good ask yourself if what you're seeing is really what the photographer shot!
Photo's: Eastcreek Photography