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  1. nolanator

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    so i basically got my first camera a few hours ago (rebel xs) and i just decided to try things out and mess with the ap. value. someone on another forum was interested in a product i was selling and asked for a picture, so i sent him this first pic, which he really liked. i'm sure he isn't a connoisseur of photography or anything, but it's nice to be able to sell a product with a picture:mrgreen:.
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    i also found a bottle cap...lol
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    Yep, your XS works.
     
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    fixed it for you lol
     
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    Actually what I was trying to get at is these look like test shots and it's hard to give C&C on test shots because you take test shots just to see if your camera works okay. Not much thought goes into test shots.
     
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    Is there a black smudge next to that metal thing ?
     
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    i dont think so?
     
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    The white balance is off in the first pic giving the image a yellow hue. It's also quite soft, I would sharpen it. That, and the camera is tilted to the left, I would rotate it right a little bit. Like this:

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    Keep on trying! Read up on composition and post up some interesting shots of objects or things that you want CC on which will help in helping you take better pictures.
     
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    thanks for the tips. that kinda appears overexposed to me. the yellow hue is actually the color my lamp in the livingroom puts out.

    ah i gotta go read the manual again and figure how to work on all this.
     
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    Thats a great start, the manual.

    Also check online about the triad in exposure - shutter, aperture and ISO. Or read Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson...awesome awesome book for a beginner.
     
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    I would doubt your lamp is throwing that yellow of light. I've never seen a regular household light bulb that has such a yellow cast. I have seen outdoor anti-bug lights which have such a yellow hue. Unless you have a bug bulb in your house, I'm going to say the white balance is off.

    If you shoot in RAW, white balance can easily be corrected without losing image quality. Heck, I even corrected it with your JPG and it looks ok. But it's best to try and get it right in camera. Chances are you had your camera set to AWB (auto white balance) and this is a common problem with cameras - they don't always guess the right setting.
     
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    its the lamp shade we have. i'm going to mess with some manual options and see if i come up with something interesting.
     

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