“As photographers, we tend to be indoctrinated into a thought process of "purity." The closer we can get to the "perfect" photo, the better.
Straight out of camera, if possible.
As little post-production as possible.
You will find it in books, guides, on forums and in tutorial videos and photo competitions - this idea of getting as close to perfection as you possibly can as early in the photographic process as humanly possible with as little change as possible to the image.
And it is a noble goal.
And it is something we should all strive for because it builds good habits.
It is the skill of photography.
It's also practically an unattainable goal.
Sure, you will get the occasional shot that is close to perfect as you shot it.
But hell, I have shot with full-time Getty photographers at events who have a hit rate (even with post-production) of about 20%. They are probably capable of better in a perfect world, but they are rushed by circumstance and the realities of high-pressure event photography.
So when somebody tells me they get it "right in camera" every time, I tell them how I bowl 300 at the bowling alley every weekend.
But here's a thing to consider.
The outside world does not care.” END QUOTE... I know most do this to emphasize how beautiful the image is. Or some do because they are subconscious about their work. To all of it, I say who cares too. It’s an awesome thing to post straight out of camera, or create the magic you see in your vision! Don’t worry about others because there will always be people who won’t like an image, your processing or not, and/or find something to criticize. Not every image will be everyone’s cup of tea, and that is absolutely okay!! BE YOU, DO YOU! 💛🌻#tofilterortonot #whocares #createyourownmagic