Only Use Photoshop As A Last Resort Or Port Of Last Call. Force Yourself To Achieve Your Best With The Camera
Try to use photo editing software as rarely as possible until you have a clear understanding of the abilities and limitations of your camera. Although there are always things you can do to improve or even save a shot in Photoshop it can lull you into a kind of laziness with the act of photographing itself.
The final result of this will be a stunting in your development as a photographer (although you will probably get pretty good with the software!) and ultimately you will hit the wall creatively. Unable to really “get” that shot you want because you haven’t progressed technically or creatively with the camera.
When Photographing People, Portraits or Otherwise – Don’t Be a Bossy Pants!
It is very easy when you get caught up in the moment of creation to start ordering people around like cattle to get them to comply with your “grand vision!”
Yes, a degree of control is always necessary when photographing people, especially when there is more than one to cope with! However for the most part maintaining the concept that the end result is for them and not you will always yield better results.
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