Some photographers don’t enjoy photo editing nearly as much as the shoot itself. I, personally, love post processing. Sure, sometimes it can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor. But that’s when being a hobbyist has its greatest advantage. I can do it when I want to, stop when I want to, and start again when I feel more inspired.
That said, editing cannot turn a bad photo into a great photo. 80% of photography comes from taking the photo – the exposure, the composition and the focus that happens when you’re actually shooting. The other 20% comes from the editing – bringing down the highlights, brightening shadows, adding some clarity, etc. From start to end, the photography process is about being creative, artistic and uniquely you. No two people will shoot or edit a photo the exact same way.Read More