Amanda had appointed me to retouch a portrait in hopes of using the final while continuing her modeling endevours.
Photo manipulation involves various methods and techniques to achieve desired results. Some consider retouching a skillful measure in photography while others frown upon the process due to unethical practices used for deception. In this case, I doubt anyone would be offended by Amanda's change of atmosphere.
Photo manipulation can be quite more than the subtle retouching seen here. The final compositions have great resemblance to the originals, masking the slightest of imperfections.