My Sister - Firsts with New Camera

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  1. K8-90

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    I finally got my new camera; it's long time coming. Well, I love it! It's a Canon XSi and a 50mm 1.8 (I also got a Sigma OS 18-200mm). I've been saving for and researching DSLRs for a while now (3 years...Eugh!), so I couldn't wait to get it out of the box and in my hands. They really should come with pre-charged batteries - waiting for it to charge nearly killed me :p

    Anyways, I thought I'd post some impromtu shots. I've been shooting manual and focusing manual, so I didn't pay much attention to composition, as I was more caught up in figuring everything else out. My sister made the mistake of walking into my room and got suck being "subject". I'd still appreciate some C&C, though :)

    Anyways, here they are!

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    6. (5 in B&W)
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    nice exposures......composition is a bit bland though.
     
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    Thanks! As this is my first DSLR, I was really focusing on exposures and DOF. And I agree about the composition. I honestly just stuck her in front of a window, adjusted the camera and clicked! Composition will my next step :)
     
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    I think they are really lovely actually. I wish the first one had both eyes in focus
     
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    Oh, thanks!
    Haha, yeah - I got a little carried away with the amazingly shallow DOF on the 50mm... :p
     
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    I think these look great just keep practicing:)
     
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    Great shots!
     
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    Wow, thanks :D
     
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    Nice images, your composition is very nice....your sister's eyes are what set it apart. Keep up the good work
     
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    Thanks! And I'll pass that compliment on to my sister :)
    I love her eyes, especially in the last B&W shot.
     
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    the first two are off because the eyes always, always always, have to be in focus.
     
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    I think you're on the right track....
    and if, like you said, you weren't really paying attention to comp. I think you actually did a great job! Especially for just playing around and getting used to your new camera!!

    keep working and playing... you've obviously got something to work with ;)
     

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