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  1. JeffieLove

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    Alright, so I edited this photo a little last night in PSE8... I was trying to do something else with it afterwards and ended up completely screwing it up, so I just sticking with this edit.

    It was shot with a Canon XS, 18-55mm kit lens, ISO 800... I don't remember shutter speed or or aperture settings...

    Other than the "noise"..... What do you think?

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    You focused on the mailbox, not your boys face, thats the biggest thing I see. Not sure if the XS as selective focus option.
     
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    I'm not sure if it does either, but I'll have my XSi sometime in the next week and I will actually be able to do what I want and read my manuals :)

    Can't wait!
     
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    The mailbox is distracting... At first, I thought it was a composite image - didn't notice that the mailbox was actually a mailbox at first.

    Check the exif to see your settings (right click and select properties).
    They were: f/14, ISO 800, 1/1000th, 55mm - BTW.
     
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    I don't have an exif viewer at work :) Otherwise I would have :)

    Thanks for posting them for me! :)
     
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    You should still be able to see it without a dedicated exif viewer. It should show up in the properties of the file. You may have to go to the 'details' tab, or whatever it is on your machine.
     
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    The image is severely under exposed and the composition isn't working in the little kid's favor.

    Here is my try to get something out of this shot:

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    I was afraid to lighten it anymore because of the amount of noise that was already in it...

    I was just waiting for someone to point out that it was underexposed...

    This was one of the shots in my first real "trial run" with a dslr... This was the first time I took it outside...

    I really appreciate the feedback and have gotten more via PM's...

    My "focus" (no pun intended) next time I take some photos will be making sure I am focused on the right "thing", using a lower ISO (around 400), and (before I post for C&C) I make sure the picture doesn't look underexposed or anything :)
     
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    I think the amount of noise is not going to be a problem when you make a print.

    Good job for the first time!
     
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    You have a cute little boy. I'm surprised your Mom doesn't give you a camera so she can have more pics of her grandson.
     
  11. JeffieLove

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    I know, right??!?!?!? LOL

    I will have my camera this week as long as my credit card gets cleared tomorrow when they try to process it... It shouldn't be a problem, I made a huge payment on it Friday AM and that payment has cleared... So if all goes well with that, I will have my camera between Tues and Thurs... I will have the kit lens from my mom's camera (my dad doesn't like that, but it's my mom's and she doesn't need it since she got an 18-200mm lens that she's never going to use properly.. grr lol) and then once I get tax money in my account, I'm going to get my 50mm f/1.8 lens... And UV filters for each lens :) yay! Oh, and tripod and remote shutter release aren't too far behind ;)
     
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    I think your first pic should be of your Mom making a grrrrrrrrrr face.
     

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