I was out taking pictures the other day. I came home with a few dozen pictures. No real masterpieces, but still I liked some of them.
I’m doing modifications on my photos, but I don’t see mod as a way to save me from technical flaws. My goal is to learn the ins and outs of light and composition during the actual take Therefore I refrain from manipulations and do not rely on the help that I can get from digital imaging software. I only use MS Paint for resizing or captioning.
On the other hand, I’m interested in using the photos I took as sources for pattern studies or to use them as plastic elements with which I form new objects, concepts or simply moods.
Anyway, it’s better when the photos speak for themselves.