As my relationship with the act of recording moments strengthens, I ask myself if photo editing is something I want to do, or rather something I have to do.
Photo editing has become synonymous with the process of taking photos. No matter what photographic genre you practice, the likelihood is that after each shoot you load up your images and start making adjustments. Whether it’s a slight tweak to the highlights or a big pump in contrast, the editing room is where you bring your photo to life. But why? Why are so many of us conditioned to think a photo isn’t a photo until it has been processed in post-production? I decided to free myself of the editing shackles and I haven’t looked back since. Here’s what I’ve learned.