My First Effort

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  1. tenlientl

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    Hello. I hope you guys can comment on a few pictures. Just last week I knew nothing abuot aperture, shutter speed, etc. This is actually my first SLR. I always did enjoy point-and-shooting though.

    #1- i dont know why i made it this bright. i guess i didnt want it to look like the 'original yet boring' like the one below
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31077549@N07/2917092681/
    1/60 sec at f/5.6. ISO 800. 66mm


    #2 - see? seems so plain
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31077549@N07/2917943318/
    1/60 sec at f/5.6. ISO 800. 66mm


    #3 - i loved those black and whites ive being seeing around here. i wanted to try
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31077549@N07/2917946714/
    1/60 sec at f/1.8(tried out 50mm at a store). ISO 200. 50mm


    #4 - original nef->dng was too bright. tried my best to make it look better. which imo was decent. would playing with the Vignettes a little bit more make this pic better?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31077549@N07/2917949336/
    1/50 sec at f/5.0. ISO 200. 58mm


    Oh. If it's important and/or any cares. I used Nikon Transfer. Converted the D90 NEF to DNG with Adobe DNG Converter. Then used Lightroom 2 to develop.
     
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    Well in the first two you should watch your white balance
    The third one is blurry for using the combination between slow shutter speed and shaky hands :D And beside this you cut his face and looks weird.
    The 4th one looks better :)
     
  3. tenlientl

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    Yea. The second one was untouched. Just wanted you guys to compare with the first.

    So how could I improve the 2nd one(therfore the first one)?
     
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    Remove the vignette in the last one! That's not a good way to make up for overexposure... It might be alright to leave a partial vignette, but you're vignetting over half his face on the right
     
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    Better, but you could do more in PP. Gave it a quick go, hope you don't mind. I can delete it if you want.

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    No, that's cool. I like to compare. It's how I learn.

    Anyways. What is PP? Picture perfect? Post process? Paintshop Pro?

    And how did you get that? With my last one, I lowered the exposure, lowered temperature. Lightroom 2 btw.
     
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    PP means post-processing. I used PS Elements for my edit and used a few techniques to increase contrast, lower exposure, smooth skin tones and sharpen the image.
     

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