Can a Photoshopped image match reality?

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With the help of Photoshop, I am often able to create a photo that is much closer to reality than straight out of camera photos.

Simplifying a Cluttered Composition

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When there are so many cool elements happening at once, how do you compose a simple, focused shot and steer clear of distractions?

How much time do you spend in Photoshop?

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Some photos require just a moment or two in Photoshop, while others requires more time. On average, I spend between 5-15 minutes per photo.

Mediocre Skills or Being Artistic?

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We often here the explanation that it is an ‘Artistic photo” – Do photographers disguise their mediocre photography skills as “artistic”?