Okay, I am sick and tired of stock providers that re-size their stock photos, desaturate them, do all sorts of stuff to them. That's not stock in my book. If you find this tutorial helpful, let me know.
This tutorial is actually a really good guide for pictures - I, for one (being a very novice photographer at best), did not know that I shouldn't do anything to the colors - I always tried to adjust them to make them as close to realistic as possible, but, from now on, I definitely won't do that
And, good point on people photography - I plan on doing a lot of that this summer, and now I know what I should be trying for!