Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by booshie, May 1, 2009.
Nikon d40. I picked it up today. Tell me what I need to change.
I have a black pug too. He's been my photo model on many days.
You focused on the nose, and generally you want to have the eyes as the focal point. Also, not many people can make the on-camera flash look good as it's very white (and it's not having a good effect on the eyes). Try using natural lighting to soften the appearance and take the contrast down a bit.
Congrats on the new cam BTW!
When dealing with pets it's easier to get a good composition when your on their level. Pop-up flashes are especially harsh on short hair animals.
The best thing you can do is read a book. Most people recommend "Understanding Exposure". I also liked "Digital Photography Simplified". It's a quick read packed with useful information.
great lighting = great photo
Hehe just great model heh.
Ps. U can use Photoadder.com to host your photos.
I'd probably use the dodge/burn tool in your PP, to clean up the eyes a little.
It's not about setting, but I think that the hand in the upper left is distracting. It's pointing at me. What did I do?!
Also, I agree that natural light would help. The highlights are too white.
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