Yep, I'm new. Hello all!

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  1. imlilanglnot

    imlilanglnot TPF Noob!

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    aww.. I hate being a noob.
    Because it means I have to post an awkward 'this is my first post' thread.

    I've recently become interested in photography as more than just messing around with my friends. I love shooting children because they're so full of life and enthusiastic.

    I'd love to hear opinions and suggestions on how I can improve!

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  2. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forums! I'd comment some, but I'm working so don't have time to really dive in. I know others will comment, though. Glad to have you here.
     
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    Ridge Meadows Photography TPF Noob!

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    Hello and welcome..i'm new as well and photography is a huge hobby of mine. I expecially love to shoot children too:) looking forward to seeing some more pics!
     
  4. imlilanglnot

    imlilanglnot TPF Noob!

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    thank you.
    I'm sure I'll have PLENTY more - I almost always have my camera with me. And especially with christmas coming up!
     
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    number 1 and 3 are out of focus.. #2 is cute, exept that the walkway is blown out and it draws my attention (which isnt what you want, cause you want the focus to be the people.
     
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    imlilanglnot TPF Noob!

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    With the second one - would cropping it so there's less sidewalk fix that?
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    it would help a bit, but not entirely.. as there would still be some of he sidewalk in the image and it is really hot (blown out)
     
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    mosu84 TPF Noob!

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    Funny you should say that. I think that helps a lot to shift the focus of the picture.

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    imlilanglnot TPF Noob!

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    Oh yeah, it really does.
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    yes, how ever now you have a square image... not proportionate to a typical print size.. so as long as you dont want to frame this, your ok
     
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    One good advice I've heard for shooting children is get down to their level. Don't shoot down at them, because that's how we see them all the time....just something I've heard and I try to follow it.

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    Just my $ .02
     
  12. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No suggestions on how to improve your photography, I'm not good enough. Many have mentioned some stuff already.

    As has been mentioned, the first shot is out of focus a bit. But some creative processing can sometimes save an image such as this. I know I have lots like this on my hard drive as well.

    Just a few quick edits with some presets. Some interesting processing can take the focus away from the out of focus....

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