Tricia Oaks wrote:
look again. i've had a website for a few years now but it's never been a paysite or had a members area. it's always been something i've been meaning to do... just never got around to it.
i'm sure it never occurred to you that i am actually trying to learn how to do this stuff myself.
Learning is fine. That's what the threads are for. A better way to learn is what most people do. Post an image you admire and ask the pros to deconstruct the image so you can learn the steps behind it.
Posting 20 poorly lit snapshots and starting multiple threads asking people to "make these look better" isn't educating you on how to a) use image editing software or b) how to effectively use post-production techniques.
It's just taking advantage of a Retouching Forum to get images processed for free.