I'm an amateur photographer and generally use very basic point-and-shoot equipment to get shots that complement my blog posts.
I use very little post-production manipulation on my photos aside from very basic cropping and light/color adjustment (with an occasional conversion to black and white).
For all of Avoiding Regret's photo essays, click here.
For my photo blog companion to Avoiding Regret, click here.
Highlights from both of the above: