Many folks ask me about my photos from time to time.
Some ask what camera I use, the settings and what programs I use to edit them.
I am by NO means a professional and definitely don't pretend to be...
Truth be told, some would call my photos overdone and I am cool with that because I just call them mine...just sayin'
I use a Nikon D40 set on auto 95% of the time. I'd love to play with the settings and learn a thing or two, but truth be told --with a 3 year old to keep up with-- it is just easier for me to pop it over to auto and go.
My go-to lens is a Tamron all in one 18-250mm. I bought it so that I don't have to change lens while chasing said 3 year old.
Post processing or photo editing is a creative outlet for me... so I store all my original photos on two external backup hard drives and then edit the heck out of copies of them until my little heart is content.
If you don't have the full version of Photoshop in your budget, you can always get the home version. Some actions or auto photo "treatments" work in both the professional and home versions.
If you are interested in learning how to use Photoshop, my highest recommendation goes to www.totaltraining.com -- it does cost money... but if you are passionate about learning these skills, it is the best money spent hands down.
If you'd rather learn for free, You Tube also has many great tutorials.
So there are my big photo secrets ;)
Would you like to see specific tutorials on here in the future? If so, pop me and email and I will see what I can do!