Hi all!! I have only just joined this forum after getting a simple digital camera for christmas and I've recently decided I want to try and get into photography a little bit. This is the first time I've ever had my own camera - except from disposables haha!! :er: The camera I have is a HP Photosmart E317... Now my first question is how do I take one of those photos where the object is non-blurry but the background is blurry. An example of what I mean is below: http://www.angelsix.com/forumplus/angelsix-photography/images/restingbee.jpg credit to http://www.angelsix.com this picture is not my work but is Luke Malpass' Another thing I would like to know about, is touching photographs up using Photoshop. Now as a web design, i'm already experienced in photoshop but i've never learnt how to edit photos to make the look bright and sharp etc. I thankyou in advance as I am pretty sure I will get some valuable help from people round here. I really would appreciate advice. Many thanks, Nathan.