Hello everyone! I am new to photography forums but not to the world of message boards. My name is Chantel and I'm what you would like to call a semi-pro photographer. I've been paid for my work so I'm not an amature, but I don't have the skills and experience I'd consider to be a professional level. So, semi-pro it is! :mrgreen: I spent the last year sans camera and recently bought a Nikon D80 body and Nikkor 18-135 lens which is serving me well. Boy am I RUSTY though! My favorite subjects are my 6 kids Gabe, Hannah, Noah, Isabella, and newborn twins Claire and Ben. My favorite thing to photograph are births and I'm an aspiring midwife. I miss working but don't have the time right now! So, anyway, I'm back to the basics right now. Lighting, composition, focus, and white balance to name a few. I DO NOT own photoshop so these are SOOC. Feedback and editing more than welcome. Glad to be here! These were taken outside with fill flash (which is on camera, and sucky, I'm in the market for an off camera flash and diffuser).