I have been playing with Photo Shop on my phone, and I just downloaded an additional “correction” type PS application.
I took a photo and played with it. This was the end result:
Does the altered photo look pretty? Sure. But it is not reality.
The photo of my daughter above was taken in front of a green screen. The butterfly in her hand existed in Colorado several years ago, where I photographed it on an Echinacea blossom. The background was my back yard a few weeks ago.
I am practicing my sorely lacking PS skills because I want to make fairy tale like photos. I am hoping to also take plenty of real, raw photos.
Reality with all its harsh lines is still beautiful.