I don't know about you, but I don't know much about photography, at least in manual mode that is. I think I've got the point and shoot down pretty well! But did you know that you can doctor up your photo's at home for free? As long as you have photoshop, you can make your photographs look pretty darn professional with some free photoshop/Photoshop Elements Actions from http://www.coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/.What is an action you ask? Well...I guess the best way to describe it is that you can basically press "Play" and the action will perform the steps for you, or it will tell you the changes you need to manually make. It's awesome! I'm not going to lie, it may take you a few times to get it down, but for the most part it's simple.
Coffee Tea Photography has designed these free actions for you to use. She also gives tutorials for photoshop & PSE users. Please go to http://www.coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/ to get your free actions.
This action is called "Coffee Shop Bright Eye"
This action is called Sweet Bakery Soft Blueberry Glaze