I'm Back! Need some C&C please!

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  1. Jacki

    Jacki TPF Noob!

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    I've been gone from the board for awhile...It took way longer than expected to get my new camera, but I decided on the Canon G11 and got it on Monday. I am going to save for a DSLR, and in the meantime, learn about manual shooting on the G11.

    Here is a picture I took in full manual, including focusing:

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    Please tell me how I'm doing, and what I can improve on!!! Thank you!!
     
  2. wgp1987

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    The flower looks nice, the rest is very distracting. The background is overexposed but that is slightly out of your control. You should wait till a different time of the day for exposure reasons and then reposition your subject or reposition the objects around it. Have fun and keep shooting!
     
  3. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I love it! it took me a minute to figure out the perspective. Very cool shot!
     
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    1st poster is right about the background being distracting. I think this shot would be killer with an all black background. Other than that, the composition is cool
     
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    I love the perspective, that is a really cool shot! It's very awkward and you have figure out how it's supposed to look! Love it!
     
  6. frommrstomommy

    frommrstomommy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I agree with the others about the background.. and I'm not a fan of the perspective, it makes me feel the need to tilt my neck awkwardly to see the photo.
     
  7. Jacki

    Jacki TPF Noob!

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    Thank you all for the advice! It is all very encouraging. I've only had this camera for a few days, and I have hundreds of pictures already. I can't stop!

    The first day or two, I was a little overwhelmed with all the controls, but now that I've gotten the first 500 or so pictures out of the way, I am starting to see the capabilities of the G11, and I'm really impressed. It is so much better than the Kmart special GE camera I have been using for years. :boogie:
     
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    I have a feeling I'll be like that when I get my DSLR.. TODAY!! I'm excited and nervous!
    But it's so neat to get a new camera.. learn the ropes of it. I'd highly recommend taking the time to read the manual and learn all of the functions that it can actually do. I'll be doing that with mine when it gets here!!
     
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    Dont like the background.. have to tilt each and every angle to see it lol
     

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