Hello, I'm new to the forum but I've been reading up on photography. I've recently acquired my Nikon D40 with 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6GII ED. All my pics were taken with that setup. Please critique my photos... as you can see, I'm just a beginner. All constructive criticisms and critiques are appreciated (All my photographs are not for reuse & personal use unless granted permission) No editing on the pics have been done (all images direct from the camera) except the copyright insertion. Also, all were handheld (no tripod used). So here they are (all taken with Aperture priority with no flash): 1. F-stop: f/5.6 Exposure: 1/60 sec Iso: 400 Focal length: 55mm JPEG High I was merely testing out close up ability and bokeh 2. F-stop: f/10 Exposure: 1/1600 sec Iso: 400 Focal length: 32mm JPEG High This was right after it rained. I know that it's a bit underexposed but I kind of like the color I got from it. 3. F-stop: f/4.2 Exposure: 1/5 sec Iso: 400 Exposure bias: +0.3 step Focal length: 28mm JPEG High Taken of sister & her friend at a tea shop with warm lighting. I thought the result looked pretty nice (skin tone) other than the fact that the random person behind was not blurred enough.