Please Critique!

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  1. Mrspurvis

    Mrspurvis TPF Noob!

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    These are my first attempts at taking decent photos, constructive criticism is appreciated! I am using a Canon Rebel XT and iPhoto-any suggestion there as well?

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    Mohai TPF Noob!

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    2nd one is my favourite, nice people in all the pics though =P
     
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    Looking at them I dont think there is one that is completely in focus.
     
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    Mrspurvis TPF Noob!

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    I realized that after comparing other's photos to mine! Thank you, I'm just starting out.
     
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    Just post three or four pics and you'll get more in-depth critique. Usually when there's a lot of pics, you can hear the clicks around the world as people bail out of the thread.

    I like #1, but my brain just keeps wanted to raise the camera view to see the lake. rrrghhhh....
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Keeping your post to 2-3 pictures usually means that you will get CC on all of them. If you post more, people tend to just pick and choose a few as giving CC on all takes more time.

    #2 Seems a little on the blue side and a tad dark, check your white balance and exposure. Interesting composition, although I’m not sure I like how you cut off her elbow or the top of his hat. Someone once told me that if you want to cut off body parts, don’t do so at the joints (ie neck, elbow, knee, …). The heads are also out of focus when they should be your main focus

    #3 Too much dead space up top and his butt is too close to the bottom of the frame. Lowering the camera would help with composition on this one. Maybe getting him to angle the fishing rod a bit more up to a more straight angle. And its really not in focus

    Overall – eyes and faces are the most important thing to get in focus when you are taking a picture. How is your focus system setup in the camera? I assume you are letting the camera chose what to focus on? This sometimes works, but I prefer to set it to only the middle dot as a focus point. I aim it at the person’s eyes (or whatever you want in focus), half press the button so it focuses and while still half pressing the button, I move the camera to recompose the shot.
     
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    Yeah, I thought I was letting the camera focus but I wasn't pressing half way first to make sure it did, stupid mistake! Thanks for the feedback!
     

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