I started this project off with some pretty lofty expectations. I felt like I needed to be able to take a photo that wouldn't need to be retouched or edited. I was convinced in order to be considered a good photographer, I'd need to be able to shoot perfect pictures every single time.
Then I came back to Earth and realized even if that were possible, it was going to be a tad beyond my capabilities at this point. Or, you know, ever. I was going to need some definite help with that perfection part.
And so I came to the conclusion that editing wasn't a dirty word. The programs exist for a reason. And I want to get better at learning to use them, too. I'm starting off with getting familiar with Lightroom right now since it's an Adobe program I haven't used much in the past. So far, I really like it. I was able to dig back into my photo archives and try to rescue a picture I'd taken a few months ago. The subject was adorable, but the lighting was really bad.