Duncan Rawlinson

Hello John.

in fact I think it’s important that photography is to you what you want it to be. Otherwise you’re work will be generic or counterfeit. this process however, takes time. Just as a writer develops their craft over many pages, photographers develop their visual style through countless photographs. it’s very rewarding in the end though, so please stick with your gut.

If your urge is to capture the image in its most “true” composition then that is great. No post production is necessary.

Take a look at these photographers. They do some “post production”, but in my opinion a lot of their raw pictures are more impressive.

Great black and white photographer – I don’t think he manipulates his images at all…

A group of Spanish photographers…. again very minimal editing.

I hope that can provide you with a sense of company knowing that others feel similar.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.