Pink & Gold Sparkle Sequin Fabric Backdrop with by ohMYcharley More
Art How to holiday backdrop - AWSOME IDEA holiday-photo-card-ideas
how to set up a DIY home photo studio
Read later how to set up a DIY photo studio in your own home - including 10 different easy photography backdrop options!
"Eye-Popping" Photoshop Tutorial (Using a Free Photoshop Action from The Pioneer Woman)
How understanding focal length can vastly improve your photos
photos show the difference focal length (zooming in vs zooming out) makes. post shows how to get more flattering photos & blur the background
take a photo like a pro - tips and tricks. Also a video tutorial of editing
Adding Background Textures
Adding background textures in photoshop - tutorial
You really can get soft light, with a little help from The Pop-Up Flash Bounce. ---(I like the comparison pics but the product name makes me think of some sort of stripper move -pop-up-flash-bounce-) is it just me?
Manual mode does look a lot better ONLY if you know how to work it. I still struggle with wanting to just give up and switch it to automatic, but I know I'll never learn if I don't keep trying and experimenting.