I've been browsing various websites that give tips on photography.
I love reading tips such as where to place the sky-line in a photo, how to control exposure to create a soft or sharp background, or how to edit out the blue tinge of landscapes that are photographed from a mountain or plane.
But I get very uncomfortable with much of the editing advice. How much editing is too much? One site shows how you can replace a blah sky with a sunset-filled background. Another shows how you can edit out wrinkles on a subject. (This last one actually has good advice in general, I just didn't agree with this particular makeover technique).
Isn't there a tacit understanding between the photographer and his audience, that what he is showing you is beauty that exists, but that required his power of observation and photographer's skill to be made apparent to all viewers?