....your partners will start to complain that you spend more time with your camera rather than with them?
I started off using film. Suddenly when I switch to digital, I discovered everybody uses PP. I was somewhat left behind. The only dinosaur who refuses to use PP. Hehe...today I use PP to cheat a bit so that my photos can match my "Ta Ker" here.
Same for me. Post-process limited to minor changes eg. cropping and contrast/colour adjustment.
I radically altered a picture element once - to remove an ugly piece of raffia that was running down the middle of the frame and ruining the composition - but after doing it I felt very dirty
Maybe people who started photography in the purely digital era don't have that feeling?
Did u notice that when u start to go into Photograhpy ....
that you started to see your surroundings with an imaginary frame??
RGB Metering & Focusing.
I used to be very lazy to PP. Now I enjoy it as part of the process.
One day, I may even start using Photoshop
it happened to me. everything i see i would ask myself what type of composition would be the best for that given senario...
I try to stay as true to photography as I can so I only use software to crop a little, adjust S curve a little, and tilt a little. I try not to change the composition or adjust the contrast till it looks completely different. I find that my joy is in using the camera to capture and not using the computer to edit.
Last edited by ManWearPants; 19th May 2010 at 09:15 PM.
its now becoming "stock or to PP" thread...
for me, just go with the flow of technology... in the 1st place, you must have a good photo to PP any way...
also you will find less time for your girlfriend/wife.
when you go on holidays, you will more time behind the view finder than to see the place itself.
actually by the time u get so critical about ur own works u probably find more enjoyment in shooting than spending more on equipments thinking it is the equipment's fault for bad photos.
My wife has commented (not complained yet!) that I now treat my camera better than treating her. When it rains, I quickly rush to protect my gear while leaving her subject to the elements
You should ask your wife follow you and help out in protecting the gears. 2 hands are better than 1.
There was once during poly when I just brought a new "lens of the yesterday" and rush off for test. Throughout the whole freaking test, I can only think of how my new lens will perform...
Very easy to start going into PP when tons of people are sharing so many beautiful pictures that have some form of post-processing done. But like some have mentioned, it's fine to touch up, but to drastically change the photo using PP, probably should better off working on photography technique. Sometimes I think I spend too much time reading and looking at photos as well as stuff relating to equipment as opposed to getting outside and taking photos. And because I keep reading about all those wonderful equipment that everyone's using, I feel tempted to invest in them. It's like a sinkhole haha.