EDIT: Thank you so much for all your wonderful feedback and support! I am totally overwhelmed. I really wanted to answer everyone in person but the amount of responses totally makes that impossible at the moment... I am so happy that people understand what I tried to say here.
All which counts is: Do you hat you enjoy doing, no matter what others say.
Again, thank you!!
This is a crop of a completely untouched render of mine.
Some people say that my renders are not good and mostly Photoshop. Of course they say that behind my back, nobody comes to me and says that into my face.
Yes, I use a lot of Photoshop in my pictures. That is, because I PAINT a lot, such as the whole hair for example. Also when I need effects like magic and or smoke, I use PHotoshop for that, as well as for godrays and all those little details that make a picture more alive. I know these effects all can be achieved via 3D only, but I like to do it my way, because I actually ENJOY that.
Doing all this Photoshop stuff does not make my renders bad though. And yes, I still use the good old 3Delight engine, which seems to be so old-fashioned for many. Why? because I enjoy that as well.
I simply enjoy what I am doing. I do not have to explain what I do and why I am doing it. I do it because it is fun and it gives me a good time, and it does that AS IT IS. I don´t give a shit about "true 3D does not need Photoshop", I do not even call myself a 3D artist but an artist of digital media.
Ah and enjoy talking behind my back. This obviously means that I am somewhat interesting.