i have seen other threads like this, but they have too many rules. lets post comparisons between out of camera images compared to your edits.
my first example below shows how the camera cant reveal much information in the shadows. without editing i think its impossible for the camera to get an image like the below edit.. unless i have a dozen or so strobes to even things out. hopefully more of you guys can share some stuff here. thanks
** Edit: out of camera simply means unedited by yourself. It can be the original JPEG your camera pushed out, can be a RAW with picture style intact via canons DPP, a RAW passing through ACR with default presets or anything along those lines.
The after can be whatever the heck you want it to be. If you want to show the power of RAW conversion or show how you can photoshop makeup on someones face or whatever. The idea is to see our editing skills by comparing the before with after.