So as the thread title notes, I am new to digital photography (http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/photography-beginners-forum-photo-gallery/170022-noob.html) and was just wondering, how much does post-production count for a lot of the amazing pictures I see on here? I mean aside from the obvious natural talent (composition, framing, subject matter, etc.). Is having the talent, a more than capable body, and the best lenses enough without digital enhancement? Should I be thinking about programs such as photoshop (after learning the basics of course)? Here are a couple examples of what I am talking about (from the June POTM thread): http://www.intempusphotography.com/photos/570263501_h3wqG-XL.jpg http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k72/mudpie_01/WindyPath2.jpg These are stunning pictures, but how much of the final product due to graphical enhancements (which is another remarkable skill entirely)?