All that rambling introduction is to tell you about a few photo editing tips I've picked up recently that have really made a difference to the quality of my pictures. Styling wise I still need help. Somebody really needs to teach an ecourse on styling for quilt blogs!
A bit more advanced, but still super easy (and way easier than doing everything yourself), is using actions. I've downloaded tons of free ones but have found that I only really use 2 very often. These are boutwell magic glasses from totally rad actions (available in their test drive pack) and 123 pop from Isabelle Lafrance Photography. 123 pop is available for photoshop and photoshop elements, boutwell only for photoshop.
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If you haven't used actions before they're pre-assembled bundles of photoshop edits that will give a specific effect to your photos. Boutwell Magic Glasses does an amazing job of sharpening images, while still keeping those lovely out of focus bits, well, out of focus (it's not that magic!). 123 pop lightens and brightens and really makes colours stand out. I love using these 2 together!