here are some answers!
well the main thing you guys asked me was how i edit my photos, so i'm going to just answer that here in my journal, and some others:inspiration:
i get inspiration from everything! i think it helps to have a crazy imagination sometimes. but its usually from music that i listen to, conversations i've had with people, experiences, memories, or by just being bored and looking for something interesting to do. when you're bored, you can find the smallest things interesting sometimes editing:
the biggest leap i took in photography and editing was when i started to using adobe lightroom. if you want to edit photos easily, you should definitely try to get your hands on this program.
so basically, i use lightroom to edit the colours of my photos (i have filters i make myself that build up over time that i use) and i also use it to crop my images sometimes, and also to add vignetting (the darkened edges around the photos).
then i'll take my images to photoshop, where i will add and add textures and then take them away and add some more until i find a nice combination, keep editing colours, maybe put two photos together, or even leave it exactly as how it was from lightroom and do nothing else to it. i basically just playing around with the image a lot until i get something that i think looks good in my eyes, and compliments the concept that i am trying to portray. there is such a thing though, as going too far when editing a picture, as in adding so many textures that the focal point is just lost, etc, so you have to be careful when editing not to do that.
there aren't any really big secrets or anything as to how i edit my photos. its really just spending a lot of time playing around and experimenting with how things look. i usually have more than just one finished product of the same image as well, as i keep saving different versions as i am editing, then i choose the one i like the best at the end to submit.some of my fav artists:
(from the top of my head, and just from deviantart)~TrixyPixie`girltripped~ElifKarakoc*albertopoloianez
are just some of my favourite favourite artists here that i absolutely love, but i get inspiration from everyone here! and enjoy looking at everyone's photos and art, too.
hope this helped! is there anything else you'd like to know?