I don’t edit my images. The only post-production work I do on my images is to add my watermark, maybe crop out the noise, and maybe turn the images to black and white. I might play around with the color every now and then, just to see how it would look, but I usually change it back before I share it with you guys. As a hard and fast rule, I don’t usually bother.
And there are several reasons for that. Some are probably better reasons than others, but here are my top three.
- I’m too cheap to pay for software. The software that I would like is really expensive, and I can’t just buy it, I’d have to pay for a monthly subscription. And I can’t quite justify the cost.
- I’m not good at editing photos. Although, I’d probably get better if I practiced more often than never. I tend to over-saturate the color and make it look too unrealistic.
- Which brings me to my third reason. I want my images to look as close to nature as I can, so I tend to leave them alone. I want to share the scenes as I see them, so I don’t like to alter them.
I mean no hate for those of you who do edit your photos. They look great, and sometimes I wish my photos looked like that too.
Those are the three reasons why I don’t edit my photos. What about you? Do you edit your photos, or do you try and leave them alone? I’d love to hear your thoughts and learn about your process. If you do edit, what software do you use?