John, I think I might be a similar type of photographer as you! It is easy to get carried away with photoshop or lightroom. It depends upon your style, but in my opinion, unless the image has some very special qualities, it is better to discard photos if they are going to need too much post-processing. However, I am not into “artistic” photography. I aim for natural looking photographs and focus on the content of the image and the story it tells. I still use lightroom, but my general rule is not to spend longer than 5 minutes processing each image and the end result must look natural, not like some artificial wonderland with unbelievable colours! I use both lightoom and photoshop, more lightroom these days. I am however interested in if anyone can recommend anything better, especially since I’ve heard Adobe is going to be changing the licensing so you need to pay every month!
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