Hi, I've recently decided that as I own a reasonable DSLR (D40) that it's worth taking a few pictures with it! I know my video, such as lighting and framing but photography has always baffled me. I am just interested in some opinions and advice for someone doing odd jobs photography wise. I've attached a couple of my recent images that i touched briefly with Aperture. The one with the white background stands out (still not sure how i achieved it with a boisterous dog!) where as I feel the other image is a little cluttered. Would it be right to cheat and use Photoshop for background removal etc? Also any tips for the future would be great!