Between the two, I'll choose being behind my camera over being behind a computer screen any day. However, when I am able to create results like this, I get pretty excited and want to share!
Check out the before and after Photoshop job on this picture. Before we have beautiful Emily looking nice. After we have goooooooorgeous Emily looking absolutely amazing!
Changes: 1) skin tone from gray/blueish to soft pink. 2) mouth closed, 3) lips fuller, 4) hair filled in, 5) dress cinched at the waist, 6) background smoother, 7) dress softened.
Most of the work happens during the photo shoot where I work hard to get the lighting perfect and posing just right, but I use Photoshop to fine tune the image into a classic fine art timeless piece that is full of emotion, movement, and life.