I never see anything wrong with digitally editing photos. Unless otherwise stated in the rules of a competition you are participating in or something, I really don't see why we can't do anything we want to our photos.
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I almost always edit my pictures... but usually some simple actions like, e.g. converting to B&W, contrast, curves, clone/heal ... stuffs like that
Playing with M43.
i will stop PP once i can confirm my shots are picture perfect straight from the camera...then again, who can claim that? PP will always enhance the "best shot", be it cropping, vignette, colors, effects, whatever.
I do editing only when I have a good photo.Then I just delete the rest of the mediocre ones.
Just my 2 cents. Editing a picture is really up to the preference of the photographer.
Editing is a tool that a photographer uses to help convey the mood and meaning of the
photograph better. Photography is the beauty of freezing reality and of course photographs
are far from reality. For eg: Low shutter speeds to emphasize the motion of waterfalls.
This itself is a manipulation of reality right? So TS, chill out and just take shots your way,
process it your way. Enjoy what you're doing cos life is short.
On a side note: I've always admired nat geo photographers. Their ability to produce such
intense shots without processing (tight work schedule) has always amazed me. Well, thats why they belong to Nat Geo.
along with them when shooting, so every shot that is taken is straight away uploaded to the company's gallery. Like for example, sports photographers. The shots they take all straight away uploaded.
I do believe there is always some leeway even for press/documentarial photographers to do minor tweaking. This usually just encompasses cropping, contrast adjustment and colour correction. Very basic stuff.
Of course, for editorial works, such as portraiture, there is even more leeway in image control.
A photo is an art painted by light.
I have friends who have Lightroom but their photos still don't really improve after post-processing/editing. To say that a photographer's skill only applies to in-camera accuracy and not to post processing is narrowminded.