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Before & After Photos Examine the Ethics of Photoshop in Portraiture


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.

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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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