I know a lot of well known photographers do not do their own editing and that is fine... but does anyone else feel if that if they used a retoucher that it doesn't feel like your work anymore?
I know it shouldn't matter since i own the copyright but let's just say i take a picture with bad lighting and an even worse background. Then they fix everything and even tastefully replace the background to make it more pleasing. I would feel wrong a little claiming it was my image in the end.
here are some examples:
not horrible lighting but definitely imo a better image after the edit.