Should retouchers get equal credit?

August 01, 2012 / Post-Production
Russell Brand Appears as Captain Hook in New Disney Parks Dream Portrait by Annie Leibovitz

I just saw these new behind the scenes shots from Annie Leibovitz’s new Disney campaign and I think it’s time that the question gets asked…

Should the retoucher (in this type of extreme compositing situation) get just as much credit as Annie?

I know my opinion but I’m curious to hear yours first…






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