Watching youtube vids seeing 'how i shot this' by professional photographers and seeing how much altering they do to ''get the shot' makes me think, well its just cheating. I understand that in most cases when they are doing work for a client and they do need to get the images in a certain time frame they need to speed stuff up with Photoshop/light room work rather than time spent on shots, But when it comes to showing people how they shot a photograph when it was just for that purpose free of any obvious time constraints etc then they take the image and alter the lighting on the subjects dress then change her skin tones and add light / color to the foreground and background. I get these are going to be raw files that need some work to bring them up but am i just not getting it? i see taking a photo with a specific idea/image in mind when you can set it up as a skill to capture that image as close as possible through the camera i have nothing against using Photoshop to create something as an artistic or creative work involving it as a part of the creation maybe another way of looking a it is someone saying 'look how well i repaired that panel, when in reality they didn't beat out the metal as close or as perfect they could and loaded it up with filler. so what are your views on photography as a skill, do you see it as a challenge to get an out of camera image that needs very little or no adjustments or, hey its all good tech chuck it in lightroom.?