Re: Heavy edits
I prefer light edits to heavy edits. And I don't like most HDR photos.
None of this is right or wrong, it's subjective. Different people like different things.
It seems pretty clear that many people do like HDR and heavily edited photos with "effects" and creating a painterly style, etc.
And there are many people who do not like that, and prefer more realistic photos.
But what the percentage breakdown might be, I don't know. Any guesses?
The people who edit magazines have to think about what their audience likes and make the decision of whether to go with more realistic photos or photos with effects. It must be a tough thing for them to decide. What I've been seeing in the magazines is some of both.