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Ok so you guys know I'm new at this. When I first process my photos, I try to squeeze out as much color and detail as possible. Then, I'll go back the next day and it looks totally over-processed. Sometimes almost cartoonish!
So a couple of my questions are these:
How do you know when to stop with the processing?
How do I know when I have achieved accurate colors of what I'm shooting?
I'm currently only using my camera's software to process, which seems to work good, but photoshop is in my future. I know the power of photoshop to create something that isn't really there, so is there some "gentleman's agreement" in processing? You guys know enough about this to know if someone is fudging on a photo from the scope the say they use, is this why you guys put the scope/exposure stats on your pics, so in case someone tries to call you out? OK I know that last question is goofy, I just wanna know, lol
So lemme know what you guys think...