I don't know about other brands but I know Nikon DSLR doesn't come with photoshop. If the DLSR doesn't come with Photoshop and the user doesn't have a licensed copy, then PP shouldn't be part of the workflow.
PP is part and parcel of photography. It merely depends on how you process it and how much you process.
If you have dust on your sensor, will you not post-process it? Or are you going to keep taking pictures at that spot, and deleting it each time because you couldnt get it right? You just keep capturing the spots.
Or are you going to clean your sensor then and there, right in the open?
anyway, if you don't do anything to your images, but when you send them for print, some how or rather, the lab will still optimize your images before printing.
so like it or not, the images will be post processing by "the camera" (default or custom setting in camera), "yourself", or "someone" else.
Guess I agree that post processing happens like it or not (in camera or outside). A matter of degree and extent one would like to take it. I'm just wondering if people spend more time taking pictures or post processing it. Like the girl and make-up analogy though.
That is why i try to get a best shot every time i shoot.
No need for ps.
At most crop,add frame or B&W.
End of story
telling photographer not to do post process is like telling a girl not to apply make up.
depend how you put it will yield difference response...
#1, "don't need do make up lar, have make up or no make up all makes no difference..."
#2, "you already very pretty liao, don't need to add on anything..."
don't believe? try on your girlfriend and see lar.
Most ppl overdo their pics with photoshop.
So often you see them cropping half the picture away, super imposing eiffel tower or some part images into it.
To me, when the reworked image has more than 20% of its part replaced or removed, it is not original anymore.
Photography is about learning to see and capturing the moments. NOT some bloody jigsaw puzzle!!!
PPL just dun understand it!
For cropping, unless you are doing nature photography, which sometime you have no choice when the subject is too far or too small.
Others from of shooting, most of the time, the photographer should move a bit forward to take the snap then crop in PP to waste the pixels
For Frame or composition, that should be done before you press the shutter then clicking on the mouse later.