Subtle to none post edits
[caption id="" align=“aligncenter” width=“534”] Fujifilm x100T | 23mm | ISO 200 | f2.0 | 1/220[/caption]
I like edited photos but, I don’t like the edited look on my photos. Does that make any sense? If you scroll through my Flickr favorite photos (from people I follow), you will see that I like those deeply saturated, cleaned, contrasted images (mostly landscapes).
I don’t like that look for my own work. I prefer my work to be as close to “straight out of the camera” as possible. I might make small adjustments to exposure, white balance, and contrast but, those are (I feel) always subtle adjustments.
This is one of the reasons I like the Fujifilm X series so much; I really like the look of images straight from the camera. It’s as close to what I envision more so than any other camera images I have tried (Sony, Nikon, Canon, etc.). If I have my camera settings correct, then I don’t have to do any post editing (which, as you may have already guessed, I don’t like doing).
It’s also why I like the camera models that I have (XT-1 and X100T); all of the necessary controls are easily located as manual buttons and dials. At least, all of the things that I regularly adjust. I don’t have to dig through menus and sub-menus to make common adjustments.
The same “subtle post edits only” policy is also something I try to apply to images from my phone. Though, I have to admit, I am only using my phone as a camera as an easy out/excuse to not carry around an actual camera. It’s a lazy approach to this hobby and, a habit that I want to try to break myself from.