“I don’t care. I really don’t. At the end of the day, all I want to do is look at great photographs. This isn’t a contest to see who can make it the hardest to get a great shot. The result is what matters. I don’t really care if you use Photoshop or iPhoto or Aperture or Lightroom or none of the above or all of the above. I don’t care if you used or did not use filters, actions or special effects. I don’t care if you shot digital or film or if you manipulated the image.I don’t care if you used HDR or tone mapping or didn’t. Unless you’re a photo journalist and I’m looking at your images in the “New York Times,” I don’t care if you posed people, cloned out distractions, changed colors or anything else. All I care about is the picture! If it’s good, I like it. If it’s not, I don’t and the process that you went through to get it, isn’t relevant to me at all – period.
From The Book “72 Essays On Photography” by Scott Bourne
This book is in Amazon and it’s one of the best books i have read about what photography really is , this book and Jay Maisel’s “It’s not about the F Stop” are the best ones i have read , and that is because they say it like it is and by doing so will give you the correct advice that you can use to stop wasting time in things that do not help you in your photography.