Ok, ENOUGH with the damn fads. People, just concentrate on taking a good, solid, photo without all the gimmicks. Please? I don't mean this as some measurebating/purist/anti-photoshop bullshit rant. I mean this as: Understand BASIC guides for composition, color, and exposure BEFORE you try to add some crappy and poorly understood gimmick technique into the mix to make a shitty photo look "arty". Put some thought into what you want to shoot and what you want the end result to look like before you even pick up the damn camera. And if you post a C&C thread that gets a lot of then you took some snapshots and no one has anything constructive to contribute. Noobs, pay attention: If you look at a picture you've taken and your first thought is "ugh, boring. I could save it by doing ________" Just delete it and move on. kthx.