First "shoot" for CC Please!

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  1. Bright_Side

    Bright_Side TPF Noob!

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    I know I have a long way to go, but I was hoping to get some CC as to what i can change or do better. I took this in my home with open windows for natural light.

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    Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 18mm
    Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    1/100 sec - F/3.5
    Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 800
    Optimize Image: Normal
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-C

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    Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 23mm
    Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    1/100 sec - F/3.8
    Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 800
    Optimize Image: Normal
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-C
     
  2. macdsean

    macdsean TPF Noob!

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    The black background on the first two doesn't work very well. The hair blends into the black background. The third one doesn't look right, probably because you used the camera's flash (at least it looks like you used flash). The subject is too dark, the wood posts reflect the light, and the background is mildly distracting even though it is dark.

    But keep shooting. It just takes some practice.
     
  3. Bright_Side

    Bright_Side TPF Noob!

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    thanks! but, the last one of the cat is just my siggy. lol. I took that the first Day i got my camera so i know it needs more work beyon work! lol. But thank you so much for the CC on the first 2!
     
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    macdsean TPF Noob!

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    Oh....:) I see it now. Sorry about that.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bright Side, the misunderstanding about your signature nicely shows why TPF has a kind of "signature policy" that is to be found in the FAQs but which I will happily quote for you here, too

    Before things were changed to the PM function only opening up for new members when they have posted more than 20 posts and have been here for a week (something like that, don't know exactly), I used to PM our new members with too large signatures about it. Now I can no longer do so. But this misunderstanding gave me a good "cue" to tell you here and now ;). Look at the "Proud.Photography"-banner at the top of this site and you'll see the maximum size. OK?

    The little boy is super-cute, his smile is so infectious in the first, but I agree on the colour of the background, something lighter would have favoured him more, I feel young children and bright colours should always go together. The window light is nice!
     
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    cdanddvdpublisher TPF Noob!

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    the background and lighting are tough, but they're a great start
     
  7. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When your subject starts to blend into the background, then you really need to get some light behind them to create seperation.
     
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    Pretty good for a start! I agree that you have some trouble with the BG, but other than that, great going! I would suggest dropping your ISO as far as possible -- at 800, you are bound to start introducing unwanted noise.
     
  9. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Is it just me or is the diaper yucky?

    I hate seeing my own kids running around in diapers... let alone someone elses. It's like "oh hey, look! I'm wearing a pee sack! With Elmo on it!"
     

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