I posted a 917 photo last week with no explanation. I had only mentioned “a 917 goes into the shop to get some wErk done” or rather “into Photoshop to get the wErk treatment”. I wanted an unbiased reaction to the image without the knowledge the image had been retouched and manipulated. Sometimes that changes people’s opinions…for whatever reason(s). “Photoshopping” has become a bad word and people want unedited originals – again…for whatever reason(s).
See the unedited before photo straight from the camera and the retouched and manipulated after results.
You’ll note the “distractions” have been removed from the left hand side: a stool, front windshield of truck, two workers and a table.
The following was manilpulated on the right hand side: a photographer and another worker were removed plus the wall was rebuilt by copying the opposite side and image transforming it horizontally.
In the world of retouching and manipulation, the above example is very mild editing. Some images are so Photoshopped it’s literally and figuratively unreal. To me, successful retouching or manipulation is when you can’t tell it’s been done. In this day and age of “air-brushing” you can assume all images have been edited.
Maybe you’re surprised at how much or how little has been done but either way – now that you know…it should not have changed your original opinion from last week.