First Shot with SLR(ever).

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  1. rfosness88

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    So this is my first shot with a SLR it's a Canon 40D, figured I would try photography for a new hobby. Im a sophomore at UW Whitewater. Took an HDR of my Ninja. C&C welcome.

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    Good, not the classic HDR scene, but good none the less. YOu best bet might be to get a few details of the bike.
     
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    good call, when I looked at my photos when I got home I thought I should have had the bike facing horizontal instead of right at me.

    Thanx
     
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    Not bad, but when I first look at the pic my eyes are drawn to the doors rather than to the bike. Try decreasing the contrast on everything except the bike a little bit, if that doesn't work then it turns out to be a nice idea but flawed in execution IMO.

    Also, camera is a bit tilted - look along the bricks at the top of the photo.
     
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    camera isnt tilted, the scene is tilted :p... The camera isnt facing the wall straight ahead, its facing the left slightly...
     
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    Ya, it looks like a pointed the camera left a little witch caused some perspective... straight on would have been better. I know what you mean about the contrasts, thanks for the tip.

    I keep going back and forth from the bike to the doors as the subject. I should have had the bike closer too me and facing to the right, that would have brought more attention to the bike.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Yep the focus does seem to be the doors so I agree with the comments. But the quality and clarity in the picture is great. What a great start!

    What lens are you using?
     
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    Thanks Lynzorra!:band:
    I only have this one lens Canon EF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 $55
     

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