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Are edited pictures wrong?

I love photography, in case you haven't noticed. I love spending an afternoon hunched over a pile of books in my room or wandering around the town with only the clicks of my camera to keep me company. 

For years, I've been against edited photos. I like seeing the world as it is and not how someone thinks it should be, especially with pictures of people. (The photoshopping in fashion and beauty industry drives me insane.) The world and people in it is already beautiful beyond words, why would we edit everything we put online? It only creates unrealistic beauty ideals and sets us up for failure via comparison. The grass is always greener on the other side, right? 

In saying that, I edit 90% of the photos I put on my blog. For me, editing photos is just as much fun as taking them and sharing them online. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in the air-con, earbuds in, a cup of hot tea beside me, and editing my most recent batch of pictures. 

I find my pictures always turn out…

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