Short journal entry here.
I feel as if no matter how hard I try to capture a good photo, set up a good scene and snap a good shot, photo editing kills my efforts.
Now I admit, my photography is very amateur, very simple and only a hobby, but it's very demotivating taking good shots and then realising how lackluster they are in comparison who can take good shots and edit them well to compliment the photo.
Lots of the time I see 10+ layers and filters being applied which ruins the "effect" of the original shot, and I often think "oh I'm doing okay", but it still takes a hit to my ego knowing I'm really a small fry in the scheme of things that is deviantart and the photography world.
Just a few thoughts to write down, thats all.