|Even with basic photography & lighting knowledge you can create|
great photos without too much post processing involved.
I always tell people who are starting in photography that it is essential to learn the basics in photography before they go post processing. In a way those who started photography and post processing at the same time have the tendency to "fix" their photographs in photoshop. When in fact they could just shoot it on the spot and save time and effort. This kind of photographers tend to create mediocre work and will be forever like that as Zack Arias said in one of his videos “If you find yourself out shooting a client and you’re sayin’ in your head ‘oh I’ll just fix that later in photoshop’ stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.’” Well, if you are that kind of photography you better do what he says now.
I am not condemning those who chose to study photography and post processing at the same time. I am merely illustrating to you the possible scenarios that will likely to happen. Surely you wouldn't want to produce a half-ass work when you spent your hard earned cash on a camera and lens.
|2010- I still don't have a firm grasp on post processing but at least my composition is okay.|
2011-getting better there. 2012-is learning and improving but this one is the least pp'ed photo.