A LOT of my first unedited pics

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    Feel free to C&C. Sorry for the amount. These are the product of a Nikon D40 which I purchased about a month ago. Hope you enjoy these. Jacques.

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    Nice, I especially like the second one and last one.

    A note on the second to last one, in portraits, you should typically try to focus on the eye closer to the camera.

    And the first one looks like you used a flash on the flower? Personally, I'm not a fan of that, I think flowers, being a part of nature, should have very natural looking lighting.
     
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    Hey Robin, thx for your reply. What do mean focus on the eye closer to the camera?
    And I agree on the flash thing. Problem is that the lighting wasn't really great even with a greater exposure :( so I was forced to use the flash lighting which I guess was reflected off the flower.
     
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    Flower photography, in my opinion, is a great way for begginer photographers to understand the idea of color and perspective. I know it has helped me a lot. That's why you see 3 different flower pics on that list ;)
     
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    Check your manual to see if you can adjust the ouput of the on-board flash. Then also, if you hold or tape some tissue paper in front of the flash, it will help to diffuse the blast and not look so flat.

    One other note. Most of your subjects are centered. Try moving them off by a third.

    Okay, one more worth mentioning. As in #2, keep in mind what's in frame. Cutting off feet or hands should usually be avoided unless done at the appropriate place.
     
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    Is that making reference to the law of thirds? What is that exactly? I never truly got it. thx =)
     
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    If a person is facing straight on to the camera than both their eyes will be on the same point of focus. But when they turn their head so it's not a profile shot but not a straight on shot, one eye will be closer to the camera and the other will be farther back. Currently, the eye which is farther away from the camera (and therefore in the "background") is what you focused on, making the eye closer to the camera (the "foreground") out of focus. Typically, it should be the other way around. Hope that makes sense because I can't think of any other way to explain it, lol :)
     
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    I see. Thanks robin =)
     
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    Your images are so sharp! What lens are you shooting with?

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    Thanks Scott117. I shot these with the regular 18-55 mm f.56 digital Nikon D40 lens. By regular I mean that it is the one that normally comes with the body in the box.
     
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    Anyone else?
     

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