Photography is very personal. A hundred people taking a picture of the Eiffel Tower at the same moment will result in a hundred completely different photographs. Any one of those photographs digitally edited in Lightroom or Photoshop by different individuals will produce completely different images. Photography is a powerful art form. Digital editing adds another dimension of creativity.
There is no right or wrong way to produce an image. I tend to like more color. I use digital editing in Lightroom to add light, color, intensity, and contrast to a photograph – sometimes more, sometimes less. Some of my images look more like a painting but with the detail of a photograph. Printing the image on canvas adds to that effect. I often include people candidly in a photograph to capture the feeling of the moment.
David Grulke, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is a practicing physician in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently using Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark III cameras with Canon lenses.