Okay, not really, but sometimes I have a hard time knowing how much editing I should be doing to my pictures. Is photoshopping pictures “cheating”? Does a brilliant, perfect photographer not need Photoshop? I honestly think it takes a lot of talent to edit pictures in a way that makes them look better. I admire those who can both take amazing pictures and enhance those pictures to create a stunning image.
Now that I’ve come to the conclusion that photoshopping is a good thing, how much editing should I be doing to my pictures? Here are some examples I put together of pictures that have no editing, a little editing, and heavier editing.
Which one is the best? I suppose it’s a matter of opinion. Let’s look at another example.
What do you think? Is it possible to edit a photo so much that it loses its original charm? How much (if any) editing is too much?