For the sake of this quote, I think I'm going to get straight to the point.
Remember that the image you choose to print and show case,
whether it be on your bedroom wall, living room coffee table or art gallery
IS just as important
as the picture you shot into your camera.
the reverse is also true.
the photograph you shoot into your camera
is as important as the final product.
as beginner's it is often easy to forget this association.
we want the start and end products to be one and the same.
on top of that, we expect it to look like the pros.
the same careful thought and craftsmanship that goes into shooting your subject,
needs to be applied to the final product.
take the time to play in photoshop to make your photos the best they can be.
because even the best, (like Ansel Adams) can benefit from subtle features
(like color boost, or dodge and burn, or even just levels)
that photoshop has to offer.