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Old 06-12-2002, 11:49 PM
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Danny - For me, planning is far more important than a set in stone workflow. Usually the planning stage will determine my general workflow.

I agree with the idea that knowing your program is the number one priority. If you understand the tools you can make wise decisions!

Your quote reminded me of something my painting professor used to tell me. "know when your painting is done and then STOP! nothing is worse than an overworked image." I think those words apply to any type of image making. Perfectionism becomes a problem when you go beyond the "done" stage and over work an image.
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Old 06-13-2002, 12:49 PM
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Danny - I'm with Greg. I think a good assessment of what needs to be done and then a plan of action is what sets the workflow. I don't think there can be a set workflow because it seems the problems are unique for each photo.

As far as technique vs. perfectionism: I think it's about 50/50 for me at this point. I feel like I still have tons to learn that could help me work "smarter", but I'm also still learning when I've done "enough" (i.e., when my time spent is not worth the actual improvements gained (and sometimes not even noticable when viewed at normal viewing distance.)

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