In the above video, Karl Taylor walks you through a four-step process that shows the before-and-after results of three variables when it comes to portraiture: studio lighting, make-up, and Photoshop.
Breaking down each step and comparing them to one another, he takes a detailed look at how much of a difference each individual step makes to the final image.
His goal, in the end, isn’t to say where the line should be drawn or what is or isn’t ethical. It’s to provide a resource that will provoke some thought and bring up the conversation in the proper context: with a collection of results to examine, limited though they may be.
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