This is my very first time ever visiting the site (as well as posting, obviously), and judging from the participation by other members, I think that this could be an excellent place for me to learn photography. I bought my first camera just a few days ago (a Nikon D3000), and I'm trying to get the feel for it. I'm starting to get a feel for how everything works, but I have this terrible problem where I have no idea how my photos actually turn out. I'm incapable of comparing my work to other people's, for some reason or another. So I am humbly requesting that you assess the first 4 pictures I've ever bothered uploading, hopefully helping me establish the fundamentals of good photos. Disclaimer: I'm not sure what's an acceptable size/format for my pictures, so enlightenment in that area would also be nice. This is a ball with feathers on it. This is a picture of my cat. I'm aware that it's not very well-focused, but I thought I'd post it anyway. Here's another picture of my cat. I'm more pleased with it, but again, I don't know how good it actually is. I was really just messing around with some blur effects and wondered how it looked. As you can (hopefully) see, it's a picture of a parking lot.