So I am new

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  1. Emerana

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    I am new to this site AND to photography. I am really enjoying seeing everyones photos and really looking forward when I will be skilled enough to take such awesome shots. I think this site will teach me alot.

    I got a Canon Rebel XTI, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 430EX Speedlite Flash for christmas. I was very good this year! This is my first introduction to anything beyond snapshots on point and shoot cameras. Honestly, I didnt know what ISO was 2 weeks ago. But I am taking alot of photos and reading and studying. I dont want to be professional or anything, just take great photos of my family and other types photos just for hobby.

    here are a few of my first tries. I know in a year I will look back and think "wow! I sucked" but right now, even under exposed, wb off, not sharp enough and over exposed etc, I really am enjoying the photos I am making. It is, by the way, a little extra hard getting the shot you want with a 1 year old and a 2 year old in tow who are used to having 100% of your attention :lol:. Needless to say, some of my shooting sessions are cut quite short.

    Constructive advice is always welcome!

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  2. mrvgson

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    To me 1 4 & 7 stand out with 7 being my favorite.

    Suggestions: number or caption your photos so that it is easier to comment. Also I try to restrict to 5 pics max in each thread.
     
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    #7 is my favorite, but I love the 'tude in #4!
     
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    Good advice, thank you.
     
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    I don't see #7...
    I like #4 as well.
     
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    Were you auto-focusing or manual-focusing because in number one, the focus seems to be on the hair, rather than the eyes which is the generally accepted focusing technique in portraiture. I like the last one the best. Nice shots.
     
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    #1 was a ... lucky shot. Its my son and he was moving very fast. So the focus is off a bit, I guess its a mom-shot. I see it catching alot of my son's personality or maybe even how I see him when I am holding or comforting him. Because to me its the best photo EVER :)

    The numbers, I deleted a couple and numbered them to make them easier to comment on as the previous poster suggested.
     
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    The last one is breathtaking. Wonderful composition and color.
    The second is wonderful as well. What a cute face.
    Was this during a holiday get together?
     
  9. Emerana

    Emerana TPF Noob!

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    Thank you, I really liked that one too. Texas swamp :)

    Yes, the people photos are candids from at a holiday party...the first two are of my son, the rest of friends. I had alot that I liked, I didnt know which to choose. People photos are my main interest.

    I think the one with adults in it is really funny. It seems like it should be an ad for coffee crystals. If I were to name it I think I would name it "The best part of waking up..."
     
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    LOVE #1 !!
     
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    I'd say your on to something. Very nice shots. Keep the shutter clicking
     

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