My “style” is to get the shot as right as possible in camera, and to use post-production only to optimize it, to bring it to a higher level of maturity. I often use the analogy of gourmet cuisine or wine-making. The ingredients have to be carefully chosen and it takes expert skills to combine them.
Post-production comes eventually on top – if necessary – but should remain discreet. It is the salt & pepper, the nice background music, the lovely waitress, or the eye catching label on the wine bottle. All these elements add to the experience but are not crucial. Without them, I would still enjoy my meal.
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Shared on Mar 11, 2014