I know squat about photography. Literally, diddly, squat.
The only thing I do with my D90 that is different than the cheapest point and shoot is occasionally I use shutter priority to take either long exposures, or really really short exposures.
I actually know less about editing photos than I know about taking them. Editing photos for me falls into two categories.
1. Load the image into iPhoto and use the auto enhance.
2. Load the image into CameraBag 2 for Mac and add/remove preset filters and camera types until I find something interesting. Basically I go all instagram/hipstamatic on the picture's ass.
Case in point, this picture of Jackson Falls in Jackson, NH...
This guy received the iPhoto treatment before I uploaded it to Flickr (where every photo I take, regardless of how awful it looks) gets stored.
Tonight I was bored so I gave the pic the CameraBag treatment. Now it looks like it was taken in 1958 instead of 2014, right?
Don't get me wrong, I want to learn how to edit photographs, I really do. I just don't have any time at all to seriously look into it. I want to take a class or something because I am WAY too lazy to learn anything myself.
I don't use photoshop or light room or any thing else, but I do have a copy of Gimp on my iMac. It's been there for ages in the hopes that I would eventually take the time to learn it. Hell, I even bought a book! (that's dedication, load the software, buy the book, then never use either one)
Tonight though, I figured... what the hell, let's see how big of a mess we can make.
Well, at least I undid the coffee stains.
In all seriousness, the best part of photography for me is just taking hundreds of pictures and then sorting through them. That's it. That's what gives me my jollies. Now and then I get ambitious and add a tiny bit to my knowledge base. Shutter speed being the big one so far. I learned to set it as fast as possible in an attempt to capture birds flying around my back yard bird feeder without blurring the wings. I then discovered the wonders of the neutral density filter and long exposures and frankly I'm obsessed with that process now. Any body of water I see gets a 30 second exposure. Hell, if I could find a way to take 30 second shots of my step kids reading I'd do it (sit still!). Oh, and I just bought a remote shutter... 30 seconds? How about 30 minutes! Yes!!!! One of these days I will take the time to learn how to use a decent editing software. I will learn not only how to use its functions, but why I should use them, and just as important why I should not use them. Someday I even hope to learn enough about the entire process that I will stop feeling as though every image I share is an insult to all hard working professional photographers.
Not today though. Forgive me if my hobby belittles your profession, I just enjoy what little I know too much to want to wait until I learn more.