Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ever more powerful features for "fixing in post" have been persistent and omnipresent topics in photography these days. I was watching two recently beta released features in their photo editing suite. Give these videos a watch, they are to the point and not lengthy.
The videos show how easy it will be in manipulate depth blur and specific colour after the act of capturing the image with your computer. On reflection, a skilled artist directly working with physical media might produce a similar work of art,
So where do you go with your own photos? Abhor editing and stick to SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) output? Embrace editing and change anything and everything?
Your decision to edit and which elements you edit are the real essence of you. Your artistic center Your artistic identity. Whatever photo gear or software you use, that's not the essence, Your artistic choices are the essence.