Photo without post-processing

posted on 27th of april, 2009

Have you ever submitted a photo for stock site without any modification? Without hard times spending with Photoshop or noise reduction software?

Every time I push the button of my cam, I dreamed about that I can catch the moment, I can show, what I see at that moment. I'm not an artist, I hate to use hard Photoshop effects with urban, green or sepia actions. Maybe the problem I can't learn how I should use them. ;) I only use some levels modification, maybe brightness/contrast, hightlights and usually that's all. Anyway, I even don't like those modern photos with common 'artistic' looking (I hardly can find them in DT, so it's really good. :)). I'm not talking about wonderful fantasy pictures or romantic sunset castles.

Anyway, the meaning of this post is to show you my one and only photo on DT without any post-processing. Card out from cam, pic in my PC and start upload...unfortunately it's really rare - what do you think about it? Do you have similar photo - without any postprocessing?

Some notes to this photo:
f/5.6, ISO100, 1/200, Pentax smc-da 55-300mm, 255mm on 35mm film - Pentax k10d with a GorillaPod in our garden --> was really funny as I laid down with my cam into the ground and neighbour's cat found me :D

Comments (10)

Comment by Eclecticelegance on May 26, 2009

Beautiful!!!!! I don't do a lot of post-processing either.

Comment by Cleaper on April 28, 2009

I'm actually not very good at postprocessing so I often don't do any at all. I do a little crop here and there and sometimes boost contrast and saturation but mostly nothing. I have a copy of photoshop elements and I really need to learn what to do with it...there are so many great images online that I think I would benefit greatly from finding the time to learn!! Nice image by the way!

Comment by Aginger on April 28, 2009

Marpit, it's a beautiful photo of that lighthouse, thank you for sharing!

Comment by Marpit on April 28, 2009

A lot of photo of my portfolio are uploaded without any modification. Because I'am an amateur and a novice and in the beginning I don't modify my photo.
This one, for example, is the my most visited photo and I uploaded without any modifcation.

Comment by Picstudio on April 27, 2009

lovely pic.

Comment by Davidwattsjr on April 27, 2009

Nicely done!

Comment by Aginger on April 27, 2009

Thank you. :) A few day later I tried a modified version also, but it's failed...hm, who knows what is needed :)

Comment by Creativei on April 27, 2009

I wish I could do that, I spend a lot of time in Photoshop or Apple Aperture may be Im a designer by default and a photographer by hobby, I under estimate my images and do some modification these software. Nice picture though

Comment by Azschach on April 27, 2009

You are so right. I do not publish a photo without post-processing, either. But for photos, which I do not especially shoot for hard post-processing, I usually just need to crop a bit, increase contrast and decrease or increase colors. That's it. This can also be done in Lightroom/Elements/whatever-you-use and does not really need Photoshop at all. ;-)

Comment by Dom1 on April 27, 2009

Nice photo.
As for submitting photos without PP that's my aim every time I press the shutter release.

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I've started photographing a few years ago with a compact cam. In 2008 november I decided to buy a DSLR cam, and I chose a Pentax k10d. Now I'm upgraded into a Pentax K-3 for more details. I rarely use hard Photoshop effects, I'd better see the real world in my photos. My main interests are travelling and towns - and nature, of course. I think I'm good at nightscenes - however, I don't like to take photos about people, so my pics sometimes seems a little static - mainly for Stock photographing, but I don't give up. :) Lots of my photos are based on R... [Read more]

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