More on FAQ #322

“No matter what the photographic situation, it is almost always going to be possible to further improve a photograph’s appearance by doctoring it instead of leaving it largely ‘as is’ so that it qualifies as TCQ.”

The most obvious exceptions would be situations where the subject is static and simple and the options for photographing it are very limited, such as an indoor sculpture or painting in a setting that can only be photographed from one spot.

(And even then, the resulting photo’s appearance could usually be improved by doctoring it to remove reflections from the sculpture or painting.)