How to do it yourself! I made this mini-video to inspire, and give hope to those that are seemingly hopeless. I too, was lost when I first started talking digital photos.
Try to take the best pictures you can. Toggle the ISO, and light meter, play with the settings! Bracket (take pictures as you reset).
I hope you try a little photo manipulating. It can be great fun! Remember if you don't like what you see, you can always click the "undo button". Go for it :)
Another great piece I did on photography is about cropping. Croping your photo is a powerful tool. Here's why: Revisit it here.