Hello All, its my second day around this forum, and i think i have found my new addiction. you have a great forum here! let me start by a little intro before i get to the subject i hope you can help me with, i started taking pictures a while back, and i really enjoyed it. used to take my Cam every time i went out for a walk and took lots of pictures and i was thrilled when ever i got a pic i thought was great. till i started wondering around the net and saw REAL Photography - to say the least i got embarrassed and locked my cam away for a while - thought i didn't have what it takes. A while later i realized there is something called retouching, and saw people discussing it on the forums and i went - EUREKA!!! THATS what i have missed!! Some retouching Can make my Great photos - amazing!!! tried it...barely got to Nice.... further reading got me to exposures, lenses, lighting, depth of field and apertures...a whole new science to me ..tried working those (the ones i could modify) with my P&S Cam - and some retouching afterwards but yet..nothing WOW! after all this blabber, here is my request - Can You experienced photographers show us Noobs some of your photos before and after Retouching? so we can decide if we are lousy Photoshoper's or if we just don't have the eye for Photography? :blushing: i'll upload some photos later on this week and i would love to hear what you have to say about them - i'm planning to upgrade to a decent Cam in a month or so, and i want to make sure i have some decent future with photography before i do so. :blushing: Thank You For Your Time SYZahran PS. excuse me for any miss- Spellings..