Bought a Nikon D40 recently and taking my first dive into photography. As of now I've been bringing it along with me almost everywhere trying to get some good shots of friends. I've tried to read allot but none of that matters if I don't go out and do it. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated on how these could be better. I have a solid technical background so feel free to use terms that might be over my head. I'm not scared to look things up. The two below are unmodified, kit lens, no flash, saturation turned up in camera. Exposure might have been set -0.7 but I don't remember.