Hey all, Im pretty new to the photography world. About a year ago I bought an XTi and then sold it a couple weeks later. Have regretted it ever since. Last week I finally got another DSLR. I bought a 30D with a Lens. I bought a book (Understanding Exposure) and read it front to back. I have a fairly good understanding of aperture, shutterspeed, etc. now. But still feel VERY amateur when shooting. I feel like I am just snapping shots of whatever. I really need to learn more about composition and what to take a picture of and what angle, etc . Anyway, other than some of that stuff, another thing I really want to learn is how to make my photos pop with software. I downloaded a trial version of Aperture 2, Lightroom 2, Photoshop Elements 6 and played a little with all of them. I liked a little bit from each one, with LR and Elements probably being my favorites. Im looking for some advice on which one to buy for me to use. Iv heard there are lots of cool filters you can buy for Photoshop that make me not have to do much work, will those same filters work on Elements? Where can I purchase and find these filters? Any suggestions on which ones are the best? Really, any advice/thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated. Im not trying to be a professional photographer by any means. Just want to take really good shots of my kids, vacations, birthday parties, etc Btw, used my camera for the first time this weekend, photos are in my signature . Please comment, but remember be kind they are my first real attempts!