New to DSLRs/the forum (Photos inside)

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  1. ashjamesgav

    ashjamesgav TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,

    I'm not only a newbie to this forum, but also a newbie to owning a DSLR. I upgraded from a little Sony Cybershot, so there's a whole world of opportunity in front of me now. I bought a Canon 40D a little over a week ago, and am venturing onto the world of Manual Exposure, although I still have a long, long way to go. I am currently using... *GASP*... The kit lens. It's a 28-135, and I'm fine with it for now, until I can afford an upgrade. I'm using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to edit the pictures, and I'm a newbie when it comes to that, too. I look up tutorials almost every single time I have to perform a new technique, and am learning that the possibilities with Photoshop are seemingly endless, so how to learn them all? Well, practice, I suppose!

    Oh, also... I designed the logo last night, what do you think? It looks a little distorted because it's small (these are not originals of the photos, I'm on my laptop, these are from a website)... I just can't figure out how to add the logo in photoshop and make it so that there aren't those little specs around it once I save. What do you think of the logo?

    Anyways, with all of that in mind, I give you a couple of shots...

    Any tips/advice welcome!

    01. Gavyn (My son, he will be 2 in January)[​IMG]

    02. Rachel[​IMG]

    03. Tyler[​IMG]
    (Also posted in People/Portraits, but thought it was more fitting here)
     
  2. wchua24

    wchua24 TPF Noob!

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    nice shots you got there. beautiful children..
     
  3. ashjamesgav

    ashjamesgav TPF Noob!

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    Thank you :) The first is mine, the second are my younger brother and sister.
     
  4. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Kit lens = 18-55
    Canon 28-135 = better than the kit lens.
     
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    ashjamesgav TPF Noob!

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    Yes, I saw that a lot of the kits came with the 18-55, that's why when I saw the 40D with the 28-135 on sale I jumped all over it! I know it's not the best, but I'm thrilled with it for now!
     

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