I don't have any fancy equipment. As a matter of fact, I have a point & shoot that's almost 3 years old.
I don't have Photoshop. I opted for a free program called Photoscape I downloaded which I learned about from my friends in the digital photo club. For what I'm doing, it works just fine.
For instance, take a look at this photo below before I edited it. It's enough to make a person dizzy.
I'm not sure why my hand was tilted all funky. Perhaps the fact that this swan lunged at me just a moment earlier was enough to make me just wanna snap and get the heck out of there.
I haven't been out taking photos much this spring. It's been colder than usual but things are looking up. One of the things I have learned from the photo club membership is to never delete a photo that might be fixable. I delete quite a few but if I think I might have some time later to go back do some editing on it, I will keep it.