Do Professional Photographers Edit Their Own Ph...

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When photography was first invented, the images were pretty rudimentary. When you consider the equipment early photographers used, the crude quality makes complete sense. Photographers quickly began to experiment with new techniques. In a few decades, they’d moved on from printing whatever they could achieve to editing their images to perfection before printing. In fact, the earliest known example of an edited photo is one taken of Abraham Lincoln way back in 1860. Well, it was the head of Abraham Lincoln, anyway — the photo editor created a composite of Lincoln’s head and John C. Calhoun’s body. Since then, editing has become a widely accepted part of the photo creation process. Nowadays, photographers won’t even show you an in-process image on the back of the camera — they’re much more likely to want to show off a complete, edited image. Here’s why.

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