I'd like some advice on post-processing. I'm new to photography. When I go out and shoot I do it mostly to learn, about how to use the exposure triangle and about which lens works best for what shot. I end up taking maybe a dozen (or more) shots of the same thing using different exposure values and different lenses. Usually when I return to my laptop to go through my results and finalize my images I end up having to bring up the saturation and the contrast a little bit, and sometimes I also need to bring down the brightness a touch. Only then do I end up with images that I'm totally satisfied with, images that I feel I can show to the world. I'm almost always satisfied with what I get, I find there's never a dull moment in photography. But I feel like I'm cheating. Should most of this "post-processing" stuff, like contrast and saturation, be taken care of before the shot is taken? Or is it normal to have to do this with basically every image taken?