Post editing is an art in itself. To achieve the look you want and not compromise the realism of the photo, you have to develop a critical sense of judgement and know what you are doing well.
What's "really needa do much pp" or none at all? So how much is too little or too much pray tell?
Even the masters tweak their shots in the darkroom back in the days. You have not reached that stage yet as you have not push your technique to the far limit of film or the digital medium ....thus..you never have to PP most of your shots. Now if you understand what I mean by that you should already have found your answer to your subject you brought up. heh.
On the part of PP, I go for the minimum. Just basic cropping, tilt adjustment, brightness, contrast colors and levels tweaking to bring out the best. I'm rather lazy when it comes to photoshop so I'll force myself to take the best pic ever from the camera directly to avoid additional PP work, e.g. using a bubble level to get near perfect horizontal horizons.
PP certainly has given people more CHOICES on how they want to see their photos, and diversity is always a good thing.
Last edited by LifeInMacro; 3rd December 2008 at 03:16 PM.
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Agree...I don't think so.. bad photos will still be bad photos even after a lot of pp... that's the point.
night86mare probably meant, without a good image to start off with, no amount of PP will help you.
Oh man... this PP or No PP is really BOM PP... Just do what you feel is right. You feel is nice then can liao loh, even if you PP all you like, still cannot satisfy everybody's preference
Why not just shoot and do whatever you like, admire the image or share with the rest of us can get the same amount of comment and criticism.
Well... If you can get a better picture through pp, why not?
I don't think you can say that people who pp are bad photographers. The same kind of high quality meat can lead to different things would handled by different chef. A good picture is only part of the equation.
Anyway, are there any good/famous photographers who doesn't do PP at all or minimun PP? Cos PP seems to play an important part in making a picture look great. The point I wanna know is if it's possible to have a Great picture just Raw or all do great pictures have to go through PP to be great?