Have these photos from the New Yorker been altered? PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by aloneatlast, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. aloneatlast

    aloneatlast Guest

    You may have read the New Yorker article about the retoucher of
    models, Pascal Dangin, the man who retouches glamour photos.


    My question concerns the photos the New Yorker included in the piece,
    to show his skill. They can be seen here:


    The idea is the bottom photo is the original, the top (the one with
    the brighter face) is the retouched version.

    Here's the thing: it appears to me that it is the top that is the
    original, and the bottom the retouched version-- in other words, it
    looks like Dangin made the model LESS perfect.

    Note the carry of the arm, the position of the hand, finger length;
    how the light in the bottom "original" seems to hit her arm and butt
    from top right and a little out of the page, yet the face is dark.

    It may be some retouching was done in both photos, or maybe the two
    photos aren't even the same ones.

    I'm hoping I can get some people more expert than me to weigh in.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    aloneatlast, Jun 25, 2008
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  2. aloneatlast

    Ray Fischer Guest

    In fact, they're two different photos.

    Look at the hair and the position of her left hand. Sure, the top one
    looks retouched. Curves are smoother and the shadows are better
    controlled, but it's still two different photos.
    Ray Fischer, Jun 26, 2008
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