It's hard for me to imagine my life without photography in it. I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. It's in my blood. I look at the world through the lens so much that even when I don't have my camera with me, I'm still framing shots and seeing colours and textures everywhere. Subject matter is all around me and I become lost in the process of imagining how a scene would look as a finished photograph.
It seems that everyone that is half serious about photography these days has access to and is using with great frequency a collection of filter plugins or the Adobe Lightroom adjustment tools to edit and manipulate their images. I am no different, but it seems that the more I look at the digital photography that people are posting to Facebook photo groups, 500px, and so on, the more I'm seeing over processed photos. What I'm talking about is photography that has been put through strong manipulation and comes out the other side very unlike how it started.