Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
Ian is right. The goal of spotting is not to eliminate spots, the goal is to disguise them.
This was a multiple flash shot, 3 photographers and a spare husband popping off 4 large hand held flash-guns painting the cavern (a manganese mine), however some weren't as careful as I'd asked a straight print shows me in the image rather ghost like.


I got the shot after about 12-16 flashes from each unit, everyone else closed their shutters way earlier (maybe 4 flashes), then was horrified to see I'd be caught on the right of the image, the flash gun I held was very obvious.

Probably 2 hours work and I'd completely retouched myself out. It's a softly softly approach but works.