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Image Processing and Psychology

“Image processing and manipulation has been around for decades and still exists today. However, the dilemma all photographers are faced with is, how much processing is enough? Tom Shapira shares his thoughts”

Image processing is not new: dodging and burning, cropping, and using different materials in order to achieve different results were always part of traditional photography. What is new, however, is the extent to which it is used, both by amateur and professional photographers.

The public discussion on how much fashion photographs should be retouched is well known. I witnessed the different attitudes at first hand when comparing the advertisements in Australia, which seemed retouched very subtly, to those I see every day in Israel which are not. To my taste, this is…

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