When I started taking photos last spring, I thought it was cheating to manipulate photos. I wanted the photo to reflect the reality. But I started to shoot more and more and at one time I wanted to get better clarity in the picture, that´s not cheating I thought ... and oh the photo is too dark, I make it brighter... and after that I learned more about PS and the wonderful possibilities it has, and now I think why should we not benefit from it?
My photos still reflect the reality I don´t change the image of the photo I just add (like in the photos above) an Action to bring out the feeling in the photo that I look for.
If you wanna try it yourself just cklick the links above and most importantly, have fun!<>