With trepidation - Requesting my first C&C

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  1. netriaus

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    So, I've only had my D80 for 2 days, and these are some of the first photos I've taken. Let my know what you think. Thanks!

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    I know the composition in this one leaves something to be desired. I would have liked to have had his feet in the shot, and the dog is pushing her fat ass against the window but I liked the motion blur in his hands and legs while his face was mostly in focus. Plus... he was moving kinda fast. :lol:

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    Be honest and as harsh as you wanna be. I have a thick skin and it's the only way to learn.
     
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    "the dog is pushing her fat ass against the window"

    Hahaha, I died when I read that!

    The first pic is really cute!

    I won't get on the technical side, as I don't know much, but nice shots.:)
     
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    They are all pretty nice. The white balance is off in the first one. All of them are under exposed except the third one. Composition wise they are pretty good.
     
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    :lmao: Well, she is! I kicked her outside because she kept getting in the way... yet, she still managed to work her hind end into a shot.

    Thanks for the comments, mgw. I've found that in the past, I tend to overexpose, so I think I'm over compensating at this point to avoid it, so I'll keep that in mind.

    I shot them in RAW, so I'll play around with them a bit. The first photo, his skin and the table look like it has a slight blue tint to me, but when I tried to fix it, the wood in the background got too yellow and I couldn't quite get them both where I wanted them.
     
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    Its better to under expose a little than to over expose a little. its much easier to fix.
     
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    Easy there, X!!!

    I love the last one, too though, it's an excellent shot.
     
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    for the sake of critiquing, in #1, I personally would have just moved everything in the frame over, to the left, so the blue play-doh would be close to the frame. #4 maybe apply the rule of thirds? I'm a beginner too, but maybe you'll find my feedback useful.

    All of these look really nice though! Congrats on your d80!
     
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    #4 is underexposed. The rest are fine.

    #1 needs a little color tweak - up the yellow slightly, but - more important - kick up the red to get rid of the cyan. Other than that, #1 is a TERRIFIC shot!

    I, too, like the movement in #2 and the sharp capture of his face. Don't sweat the dog butt. Frankly, I would never have known what it was and it tends to dull down the b.g. so that the subject stands out better.

    I have a D80 too. Great camera.

    You're doing fine. And you have a great subject to work with. Have fun with it.
     
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    I struggled with whether or not I should up the exposure of #4 because I didn't want to loose any detail in the neck feathers. Looking now, though, it really could handle some adjustment.

    Thanks for all the wonderful criticism, guys. I was really nervous to post my photos after seeing the great work from the other members on this board. You're making me feel like I didn't do so bad for my first time out!
     

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