C&C 3rd time out with my Dlsr!!!

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  1. amg

    amg TPF Noob!

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    Hi There
    3rd time out with my Dlsr I have had it since Nov ugh..... Wish I had more time.
    Anyways took these shots of my gfs kids at a park in British Columbia let me know what you think..... I had to shot in jpeg because I dont have any post processing programs at the moment saving up for lightroom....They are also unedited but I did shoot everything in Manual :) I refuse to put it in auto or I will never learn so I do lots of reading when I get a chance.....I love photography!!!!

    Thank you everyone for your help and any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.....

    Oh and another question my gfs sun is a squinter he was so hard to shoot any advice on getting him to open those big eyes?????[​IMG]
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    1) Shoot in portrait aspect
    2) get down at their eye level to shoot.
    3) expose for the skin

    I cropped, brightened her face, darkened the top of the backgrouns, sharpened, added a little vignette.

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    DiskoJoe Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just use the editing software that came with your camera or get gimp.
     
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    Lol she looks scared in the second one :p

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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Nothing came with the camera?
     
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    1,2,3, that the traveler suggested, and perhaps avoid cutting off the heads.

    and nikon nx2 and canon dpp are also just a few bytes/min away
     
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  7. amg

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    Haha she was scared in the second one!!!!! There was 2 eagles and a big nest up in the tree and some birds started flying by and then the Eagles started soaring to protect their babies.....*sigh* I wish I had a better lense with some zoom it was beautiful!!!!! But anyways it scared her and she is such a rough and tough tomboy I thought it was cute that she was scared!!! I have the software but I havent tried using it yet just trying to get used to all the cameras settings and composition etc. I have it on my computer but for some reason it wont let me edit raw files so I and saving for lightroom and just shooting jpeg in the meantime.....Should I be able to edit and convert raw files to jpeg with canons software???? I have a canon rebel t3??????
    And the traveller I love that edit!
     
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    try to give the subjects more space to breathe. They seem so cramped in the frame.
     
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    I believe a quick google search may yield you a freeware software that will convert raw to jpeg. Have you heard of gimp? Gimp is free and will let you Moe edits. What do I know though. I still didn't order my camera yet. Just waiting to get paid :) should be ordering it sometime next week. Im pumped

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    GIMP alone won't handle raw. You would need to install UFRAW with it, and since both are open source, it's not easy to do unless you're computer-savvy.

    Raw Therapee, however, will to the trick.
     
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    Ill just keep saving for lightroom and work on getting everything else right! And then once I have a good editing program I will have some photos to play around with!!!! Might as well learn to get good shots from the start and then editing with be a bonus!!! I have a habit of cutting off heads next time I will be working on that and leaving more space in my frames!!!!
     
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    People are vertical subjects.. so shoot vertical! There is a reason it is called portrait mode..... ;)
     

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