Entry-level camera? Camera phone? Use software adjustments to enhance your shots

Maximise the potential of an image by applying some simple adjustments, says Gary Rogers
(Image credit: Gary Rogers)

Photography is my hobby – in particular, flower and plant macro photography. Everyone is capable of taking good photos of plants and flowers, even with a camera phone, but how do you capture a really great photo, or produce an eye-catching image? 

I have a good quality but entry-level camera, a macro lens and some accessories. I sometimes enter my images into competitions but I find it daunting and challenging to produce an image that is different, perhaps unique, and that captures the imagination of the viewer. 

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