The Goldilocks Principle
“There are many times
when things seem more authentic
if they’re not perfect.”
I struggle with this concept of “good enough” – of knowing when to stop; when to keep things simple. I love post-processing as much as image creation and I always want to DO something to my photographs – up the saturation and contrast, add a texture, run an action, create a pencil sketch, correct perspective distortion – on and on down the never-ending Photoshop path.
I am always after that “Wow!” reaction; that “how did you do that?” question. I forget that quiet, imperfect moments have their own brand of power.
Sometimes I hide behind all the razzle-dazzle of post-processing magic, afraid to let my images stand on their own, unadorned. In the wise words of Caponigro,
“Sometimes what you really need
is to get it just right – and nothing more.”
Do you struggle with getting it “just right”?
This post was inspired by the writing of John Paul Caponigro, in his post “Good Enough”