So we have yet to talk about post processing. Something that is sometimes frowned upon. People sometimes say things like "they didn't used to process pictures," "with film they didn't have photoshop," or tagging pictures with "#unfiltered/#nofilter," or "SOOC/Straight Out Of Camera." Well here is a little secret, film images did get processed, and a jpeg SOOC is processed by the camera's computer. So the idea that post processing is new or something to frown at is flawed. Granted if an image is heavily processed or edited to make it unreal then it should not be passed off as a regular image. There is a place for it though just like everything else in photography.
Back in the day of film, images were edited in the darkroom. An image could be cropped, enlarged, brightened, darkened, burned, dodged, solarized, multiple negatives could be layered or combined, multiple negatives could be shined on the paper, and probably many other edits could be done. If two different people or even the same person at different times processed an image it would probably come out looking different. Some of the edits even came over into digital photo processing and retained the same name. The only images that I can think of that were not processed by human "hands" are polaroids, pretty much every other one has been in some way or another.
I will talk about actual post processing in 2 weeks, which is what I am going to be changing the schedule to. Next one should be the 16th. Go out and shoot.