There are seven main steps to ensuing that you take professional looking digital photographs. These are:
Pose your subject with care. Even with the best software some faults cannot be totally corrected.
Right light is important in digital photography as the appearance of your subject will be affected if lighting is wrong. Too harsh a light will show up wrinkles
To ensure that your pictures do not come out looking like they were done by a total novice, check to ensure that your camera is properly calibrated. Getting the right camera setting can be the difference between brilliant pictures and crap.
Good photography is an art form, so your background is as important as your subject. Too much clutter in your picture will make the result look unprofessional.
If you want to ensure that your photograph has natural looking colors, then make sure to manually set the white balance.
Do not be afraid to experiment
Do creative crazy things with your camera, the results may just surprise you. Remember, with a digital camera you can always delete the images if you do not want to keep them.
Zoom and flash
Practice using these features until you find what works best in different situations.
One point to remember about digital photography is that it cannot turn a lousy photography into a professional overnight, but with practice and learning you can become good at photography using a digital camera. And, with enough talent, business savvy, luck, downright determination and love of the craft you might even be able to turn it into a business venture.