Post-processing is a tricky and sometimes controversial part of the photographic process. While different photographers in different fields have different ideas on what is acceptable or not, it seems to me that there is a general agreement that post-processing should be thought of as a means of refining your images in a way that reflects how you saw the scene you photographed and (or) how you felt about it.
Although photographers shouldn’t over-rely on post-processing – after all post-processing can’t turn a bad image into a good one – clicking the shutter is just half the job. Our cameras are way less powerful than our brain and eyes, and scenes we’ve just photographed, no matter how great, rarely translate into their full potential until they’re skilfully post-processed. Read More