I went on editing overdrive the past year, applying every kind of filter, effects, and toning to most of my photos (a new superpower I acquired from work). This year though I’m ready to ditch it all and go back to my roots. Nothing beats bare sunlight on lines and planes, the natural punch of color, or the moment with all its naked truth.
Not to say I dislike effects, I just need to rein in my use of them. I find that too much of it muddles my approach to taking a photo, and ultimately what I want and try to convey. What I love is trying to find beauty in ordinary things, and making them shine just the way they are. I had my time with retro vignettes and cross-processed coloring. Now I’m going back to start.