n00b pics - C&C welcome

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  1. max3k

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    I have only been playing with the manual mode on my camera for about 3 days. Trying to figure out settings. I have a Canon Rebel XS and was using a 18-55mm lense for these shots. Would appreciate some insight on how to make them better.

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    I like 1 & 2.... #3 feels a tad bit underexposed to me.... Great shots none the less
     
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    possibly a smaller aperture, higer fstop on 1 so more bubbles r in focus...
     
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    #1. You focused on her hair, when I think you were intending the focal point to be her face and bubbles. Her skin is a little too bright too.
    #2. Nice shot, although would've been better a few steps to your right so the branch wasn't in the way of the building. Also could've zoomed in a bit.
    #3. Just the run of the mill "flower in the middle of the frame" shot. Technically it's ok, just a bit boring.

    I don't know what your level of knowledge is in regards to exposure, but I honestly would let the camera do the work until you really understand f-stops, shutter speed, ISO. Aperture priority would've been a great mode to shoot these with and also saves time when you need to get a lot of shots in a small period of time. Fumbling around changing settings can sometimes cost you a good shot.
     
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    #2 is good, I actually like the branch in the way of the building, it makes the composition a bit more interesting. The others dont do anything for me.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys, I am learning and figured the only way to do it was to take 109348039820985 photos. Going out for some night time photos tonight.
     
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    Not quite sure what you mean, exactly, but I'll just say, don't let taking lots and lots of shots become a substitute for thinking and planning. Yeah, you have to practise a lot to learn, but it's more about getting out (or staying in) every day and shooting a bit than shooting a billion photos.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

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