In the make-up world, there is a collection of issues that tend to work on a rotation, such as unqualified make-up artists charging high end rates and failing to deliver safe working practices… Or make-up artists undercutting the industry by charging far less than the industry standard!
But lately, I’ve been noticing something coming up a lot more often in this Rolodex of issues within our industry, with some people sitting on one side of the proverbial fence and a majority of us on the other. And that issue is photo editing. Or correcting make-up applications to be more precise. But I can hear you asking now, “Alistair! What’s the difference between someone Face Tuning their make-up work and a photographer editing the photograph?”…. And that’s a completely fair question, because it seems a lot of people don’t understand the difference. I thought I would break it down and put my two cents on the situation. But first, let’s go back to where the photo editing craze began.