I am probably what would be called a Post Processing Minimalist. I try and get as much as possible "correct" in the camera: white balance, exposure, aperture, ISO, shutter, etc. I am keenly aware that once I leave the scene, all memory of color temperature, lighting, highlight/shadow detail, etc., will vanish into the ethers. This leaves me with as little as possible to do in post processing, which typically iincludes: A look at White and Black points in Levels, Shadow/Highlight adjustment, Contrast in the Curves tool, Cropping if necessary, and a bit of UnSharp Mask if appropriate. I may apply all these tools to some images, and only portions of them to others.
My goal is to "capture" images, not "create" them.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona Nikonian Team Member
Photography is a journey with no conceivable destination.