Photoshop is an extremely powerful tool, allowing it's users to create images that just would not be possible to capture in camera like in the image above. But you don't need to be a photoshop genius to improve your photography, most images will benefit from a levels or curves adjustment and a little sharpening. If you shoot RAW files you have so much more control over your images and all you have to do is move a few sliders a little to the left or right. There is several photo editing programs on the market, there is even a few free programs available to download though these are more limited but you don't need to spend hundreds on Adobe Photoshop, Corel's paintshop pro is a great program.
If you own a £50 point and shoot or a £500 DSLR you take the best photo you can by getting it in focus and exposed correctly but increase the contrast of image with a curves adjustment and sharpen your image and your snapshot has just been transformed.
Welcome to my blog. My photography is on a tight budget like so many others out there, but through this blog I hope to show that great photographs can be achieved by all.