beginner saying hi, few shots to C&C

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  1. Plastic

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    Hi all. New here and to photography. Long story short, got a Nikon D40x as a gift never intending to do anything but take kid pics, then one thing led to another. You know now I'm reading and learning and joining photo forums. Anyway a few of my recent pics for your comments.
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    i think they are a little bit over exposed, try to use your light meter for better exposure. just my 2 cents
     
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    2nd one I really like especially the reflection :)
     
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    First one is a little 'grainy', the second is a VERY LITTLE over exposed, and the third is a little blurry. I like all of them though, especially the first two. Can I ask what lens you were taking these with?

    Mark
     
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    Thanks for the comments. The first two are 50mm 1.8 nikor. Third is 18-55mm lens that came with the camera.
     
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    I like the color and lighting on the first shot, but the composition seems too centered. Don't know what you had to work with, but perhaps having it a little more rectangular might bring more attention to the centered leaf.

    I like the 2nd shot but again the ring is pretty close to center. Perhaps more books showing on the right and or a little less white space on the left would be more dramatic.

    The third shot is interesting but the background is competing with the main subject.
     
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    i was thinking the same thing, also to slightly close down your aperture so
    as to get more of the books in focus.

    also u seem to be getting a nice reflection in the table there, i would suggest
    playing with that a bit.

    i would go for a lower angle and a wide aperture.
    that way the surface will fade out of focus in the distance and make your subject
    stand out more and create more of a 3d feeling overall.
     
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    Great shots!

    The first does look a little overexposed to me, too... just seems very bright to my eyes, but I'm a noob too, so what do I know? ;)

    The second is my fav, but the white on the left is a little distracting. Maybe re-compose, or do something to tone down the white? But I love the colors of the ring and books. And that reflection is very cool.

    The third's background makes the pic a little hard to look at.
     
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    Very helpful, thank you all very much
     

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