Below are pics from my first proper photoshoot. The objective was to do principle photography at a location for a film company. I have attached a few sample pictures which I feel best capture the essence of the area. What I'm asking is: in terms of post-production - these are untouched - what would be the principle behind altering these images? What ideas come to mind? Are they technical? Aesthetic? Artistic? As a newcomer to this craft it's my gut instinct that photography (and all art) should be about capturing the true essence of a thing and illuminating what it already there. Alterations to me seem counter-productive to the goal. However, I would love to hear the opinions of others who hold a different view on the matter. My primary craft is writing so I am familiar with ideas of artistic form.