I have no formal training and tend to snap photographs on the spur of the moment, trying to catch people in their most natural state, nature at its finest, and items as they are. Other than tweaking the brightness a little, perhaps a little contrast, I do very little editing other than cropping. I take the photos and let the imperfections of life come through. My prayer is that I take a photo where I say "whoa" when I first see it. Sometimes I get lucky.