First Photos of First DSLR C&C

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  1. WSxHype

    WSxHype TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys, these are my very first shots using my first DSLR right after reading the Manual, C&C would be greatly appreciated.

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    Using a Nikon D60 with an 18 - 55mm with VR
     
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    The second one is cool. However watch your horizons. Just because your SUBJECT looks level - doesn't mean the composition is.
     
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    3 is the best imo because of the composition.
     
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    #2! Adorable looking dog, great shot!
     
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    Cockapoo, great dogs!

    Make sure to focus on the eyes (or at least one of them) :)

    You seem to have a pretty good eye for composition, keep up the good work and most importantly - have fun.
     
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    #1 is blurry / out of focus. I'm thinking either the dog was moving (need faster shutter speed) as I don't see any focus points. The key to taking photos when people/animals are in them is to get the eyes in focus

    #2 is sharp. However, the composition is boring. Centered subjects don't make for the best pictures. Look up "Rule of thirds" for photography

    #3 Better overall composition, the dog's face is slightly dark (probably due to being the shade). Read up on metering to see how to properly meter a subject in varying outdoor light conditions. Watch your backgrounds as well, he has a tree growing out of his head.

    #4 is probably my fave of the 4. The focus however seems to be on the nose and not on the eyes. Watch the centering of the subject as well.
     
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    thanks everyone for the advice and C&C ill definitely have to Google rule of thirds.
    appreciate it.
     
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    While you're googling....

    Dogs can be tough to shoot closeups of because it's hard to get their eyes and their nose in focus while at the same time getting a nice blurred background for separation.
     

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