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Hi all

I'm new to photography having just got my first SLR as a gift (Canon 1000D). Having been inspired by the great photos other members have displayed I was keen to give it a try. I have had it for a month or so now and I am looking to purchase some editing software to enable me to edit my photos.

I have looked at Photoshop etc but would appreciate some help with what package I should be looking for. Lightroom seems to get good press but unsure whether I need to go for this or something basic like Elements.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Photoshop and Lightroom are the industry standards.

With Elements you are somewhat restricted to what you can do. In my opinion, I would definitely look into Photoshop and read up on some basic tutorials.

Once you begin to get the hang of it, you can always progress and learn more and more on how to fully utilize Photoshop and all of its infinite tricks.

Most people just don't put in enough time to learn Photoshop or care enough to learn it. Even with just some basics features and filters, you can do A LOT to improve your photos. Mind you, if you ever venture into model photography and you have clients that want any facial blemishes taken out, shed 10lbs off them, make their cleavage perkier, whiten their teeth, ANYTHING - you will be super happy you have Photoshop at your disposal.

Plus, what you could potentially be making on client work in the future, Photoshop could pay for itself in no time.

Here's a quick example I used for a client for a Photoshop before and after:



Hope that helps!

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Chris - thanks for the advice mate. Its amazing what PS can do. Any advice on places to learn it properly? Good user guides? Great photos btw.

Chaseme - thanks, I'll hook up a free 30 day trial and see how it goes.
 

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Chris - thanks for the advice mate. Its amazing what PS can do. Any advice on places to learn it properly? Good user guides? Great photos btw.

Chaseme - thanks, I'll hook up a free 30 day trial and see how it goes.

Youtube is your friend...
 

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Photoshop and never look back...

but... Photoshop it's great an all to make a great photo a better one... but you can't rely only on photoshop. Learn lighting (makes or breaks a photo) learn composition, learn photography and then learn post production. ;)
 
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